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UPDATE: Employee Stabbed at Downtown Newark Hotel


Police in Newark are investigating a stabbing incident that left a hotel worker injured in Newark's Downtown Friday morning.

According to police, at approximately 12:30 a.m. NJ Transit Police found a male victim suffering a stab wound in his chest on the Market Street side of Penn Station. 

The victim reported that while working at the front desk of the Hilton Double Tree Hotel -near Penn Station-, a male suspect jumped the counter armed with a knife and began stabbing him. The suspect fled the scene and the victim managed to find NJ Transit Officers who contacted EMS.

Newark Police arrived and took over the investigation. 

Police say the suspect did not take any cash and the motive for the attack is unclear. The suspect -who was a hotel guest- was detained by police but there were no official charges immediately reported. 


CORRECTION/REVISION: An earlier initial story of this incident erroneously displayed an image of the Double Tree Hotel at Newark Airport. This hotel was not involved in the incident.