Paterson Man Arrested for Attempted Murder, Weapon Possession

Passaic County officials announce that based upon an investigation conducted by the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, Hector Santiago, 54, of Paterson was arrested in relation to a stabbing investigation that took place on October 8, in the area of Grand Street in Paterson.

Hector Santiago is charged with Attempted Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons.

According to police, on October 8, at approximately 12:09 p.m., a Passaic County Sheriff’s Officer was flagged down by the victim, a 59-year-old Paterson resident, in the area of Grand Street in Paterson.

Officials report that the victim suffered a large laceration to the neck and was transported to Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson.

Based on the investigation, the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office was able to identify and apprehend the defendant, Hector Santiago.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.