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Toms River Man Charged With Seaside Park Stabbing

Toms River


By: Yuritza Arroyo

Authorities in Ocean County announced that on May 30, Christopher Mawson, 28, of Toms River, was charged with Attempted Murder, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon in connection with an incident that occurred in Seaside Park on May 30, resulting in serious bodily injury to a male victim.

According to Seaside Park Police, on May 30, at approximately 1:00 a.m., officers responded to the area of North Ocean Avenue in response to a 911 call stating that a male was laying in the street.

Police say responding officers discovered a 22-year-old male victim laying in the street with multiple stab wounds.

The male was airlifted to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune for treatment of his injuries.

According to officials, he is currently listed in critical but stable condition.


A thorough investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Seaside Park Police Department Detective Bureau, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit determined that Mawson was responsible for stabbing the victim.

Police say Mawson was taken into custody at Seaside Heights Police Headquarters.

He was processed at Seaside Park Police Headquarters and transported to the Ocean County Jail, where he is currently lodged pending a detention hearing.