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UPDATE: Florida Native, Current Newark Resident Stabbed to Death in Newark

By rlsmetro on

Essex County authorities are searching for the suspect who stabbed a Florida native multiple times, resulting in the man’s death Thursday night. 

A preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 8:15 p.m., officials at University Hospitals notified Newark Police of an unidentified man who entered the emergency room suffering multiple stab wounds in his stomach. 

When police arrived at the hospital, they were informed that the incident occurred at an address in the 400 block of Avon Avenue near South 19th Street. 

The victim has been identified as Mr. Glenn Blackstone, 32, who spent several years in Newark but was raised in Florida, according to family members. 

According to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, doctors at University Hospital pronounced Blackstone dead a short time later. 

The motive for the attack is under investigation and no arrests have been reported.