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Suspect Wanted for Stabbing Victim in Newark’s North Ward


By: Richard L. Smith 

Newark police are calling for the public's assistance to identify a suspect involved in a stabbing incident that occurred on the night of Sunday, May 5, 2024.AdThe assault took place around 11:19 p.m. near the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Mt. Prospect Avenue.

Authorities were alerted to the incident when a man, who had been stabbed in the 100 block of Bloomfield Avenue, flagged down patrolling officers.

Newark Police officials said the victim reported that he was attacked by a suspect who was part of a larger group.

He was quickly transported to University Hospital, where he is currently listed in stable condition.

The suspect, captured on surveillance footage committing the assault, is described as a light-skinned Hispanic male, standing between 5’3” and 5’5” and weighing approximately 140 pounds.AdHe was last seen wearing blue jeans, a white T-shirt, a gray and white hooded jacket, and black and white sneakers.

Director Fragé and the Newark Police Department are urging anyone with information about the suspect to come forward and contact the Police Division’s 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477).

The community's cooperation is crucial in apprehending the suspect and ensuring the safety of the neighborhood.