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Montgomery Township Man Charged with Violent Stabbing


Somerset County authorities  announced the arrest of Mr. Safi N. Hill, 22, Dominicus Court, Belle Mead. 

Prosecutor Robertson stated that on Thursday April 29th, 2021 at 4:48 p.m. Officers from the Montgomery Township Police Department responded to multiple 9-1-1 calls to the area of Dominicus Drive for a report of a fight in progress involving a knife and at least one person suffering stab wounds.

Upon arrival Officers located a 27 year old township male resident with multiple stab/lacerationwounds to his torso, back, hands, and arm.

Police say it was related to responding officers the other party involved in the altercation ran into a nearby residence.  Responding Officers made contact with two family members of the residence whom were unaware of the incident and safely exited the house. 

Prosecutor Robertson stated that the investigation revealed that the suspect who was identified as Safi Hill was inside of the home, possibly in the basement.

After a brief period of time, Montgomery Township Police were able to convince Mr. Hill to exit the residence.

Hill was taken into custody at the scene without incident.  Arresting Officers observed that defendant Hill had sustained minor injuries during the altercation and was transported to an area hospital by Montgomery Township EMS Squad 47, along with Montgomery Township Police.  

The 27 year old male victim was treated at the scene and refused further medical treatment.   

Prosecutor Robertson stated defendant Hill was charged with 2nd degree Aggravated Assault, 3rd degree Possession of a Weapon, 3rd degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, 3rd degree Terroristic Threats, and 3rddegree Criminal Mischief.   Defendant Hill was subsequently treated and released from an area hospital, transported and lodged at the Somerset County Jail pending a bail detention hearing.   The matter remains under investigation regarding the motive for the assault.