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UPDATE: Police Charge Irvington Man with Stabbing Hotel Employee

By rlsmetro on

Newark Police officials announced the arrest of Mr. Antwain Hutchinson, 49, of Irvington, in connection with a stabbing that occurred today.

According to police, at approximately 12:30 a.m., police responded to the DoubleTree Hotel, located at 1048 Raymond Boulevard, on a call of a stabbing.

Police say a man jumped over the counter in the hotel lobby and attacked an employee with a knife, causing lacerations to his head and chest.. 

According to police the employee escaped and flagged down police, who arrested the suspect Antwain Hutchinson, (a paid guest) inside the lobby without incident.

The victim was transported to University Hospital for treatment.

Hutchinson faces charges of aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and criminal mischief.