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Stabbing at Newark Homeless Shelter Under Investigation

By rlsmetro on
Newark

One person was taken into custody and charged with assault after a stabbing incident occurred at a homeless shelter in Newark's Central Ward on Wednesday morning.

It happened around 12:25 a.m. at 224 Sussex Avenue. 

Police say units responded to reports of an injured person then arrived to find a male suffering a non-fatal stab injury near his ear.

EMS treated the victim while police took the suspects into custody at that location.

According to preliminary reports, a firearm was recovered on the second floor of the shelter, but no other victims were injured in the incident.

The investigation remains active and ongoing.