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UPDATE: Fatal Middlesex County Stabbing Under Investigation

Middlesex County

A man was stabbed to death in the city of New Brunswick, and the matter is currently under investigation, according to Middlesex police officials. 

Authorities said today, September 12, at approximately 6:29 A.M., they responded to the area of Throop Avenue and Townsend Street following the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located Barry James, 36, of Edison, who sustained multiple stab wounds. James succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at a local hospital.

An investigation led by Middlesex police identified Rahmaad Howard, 34, of New Brunswick as the perpetrator, and this was not a random act of violence; Howard knew the victim. 

On September 12, Howard was arrested in New Brunswick and has been charged with one count of first-degree Murder and one count of third-degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.

Anyone with information or surveillance footage of the area is asked to call Detective Raymond Quick of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732)745-5217 or Detective Walter Kelley of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732)745-3330.