Man Accused of Stabbing at Rutherford NJ Bus Station, Charged with Aggravated Assault
Police in Rutherford NJ arrested a man accused of stabbing another person at a local bus station.
The attack allegedly took place at a bus station located outside an apartment complex on Union Avenue. According to authorities, the suspect walked up to the 23-year-old victim while the victim waited for a bus to arrive.
The suspect and the victim, who reportedly already knew each other, began to argue. The verbal altercation escalated and the suspect allegedly pulled out a Smith & Wesson folding knife. The suspect then allegedly stabbed the victim several times.
The suspect allegedly ran away and fled the area on foot. It wasn’t long before Rutherford police identified the 29-year-old suspect as the attacker and issued a BOLO alert to surrounding areas.
Police eventually caught the suspect when an off-duty Rutherford police officer observed a man who matched the suspect’s description. The suspect was reportedly seen on Paterson Avenue in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The Rutherford police officer and officers from the East Rutherford Police Department chased the suspect and captured him without incident. The suspect was allegedly in possession of a folding knife when he was arrested.
Sometime after the arrest, members of the Rutherford Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department searched the suspect’s residence on Washington Avenue. During the search, police allegedly found the knife used in the attack.
The victim suffered serious wounds as a result of being stabbed four times. He was reportedly injured in the stomach, chest, and arm area. After the attack, emergency responders transported the victim to Hackensack University Medical Center. The victim was later listed in stable condition.
The suspect was charged with several crimes, including third degree aggravated assault, third degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and fourth degree unlawful possession of a weapon.
After being processed, the suspect was released from custody. He will have to appear in Bergen County Superior Court to answer the charges against him.
For more information about this case, see the NorthJersey.com article entitled “Update: Rutherford Stabbing Suspect Identified, Victim Listed in Stable Condition.”