Fort Lee NJ Police Arrest Paramus Man Accused of Using X-Acto Knife to Stab Friends
The victims, said to be friends of the suspect, entered the Fort Lee NJ police headquarters around 2:00 a.m. and notified law enforcement of the violent attack.
Both of the victims suffered serious stab wounds that required urgent medical care at a local hospital. One of the victims sustained a slash wound on his arm, while the other victim suffered a stab wound to his hand.
One of the victims talked to Fort Lee police and identified the suspect as the person who committed the attack. According to the victim, the suspect used an X-Acto knife to commit the stabbings.
The altercation reportedly began in a Volkswagen Golf that was being driven by the suspect. When the car approached Palisades Boulevard at 16th Street in Fort Lee, New Jersey, the victims exited the vehicle and walked to the Fort Lee Police Station. Meanwhile, the suspect reportedly fled the area.
Detectives with the Fort Lee Police Department were soon able to find the suspect’s car. Police officers who made the arrest reportedly saw noticeable blood stains on both the interior and exterior of the suspect’s vehicle.
The 23-year-old suspect has been charged with several criminal offenses, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
If the suspect is convicted on the most serious charges of aggravated assault, he would potentially face a lengthy prison sentence. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1, a person who commits an assault while using a deadly weapon can be charged with a third degree felony that carries a punishment of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect posted bail and was released from police custody. He will have to show up in Bergen County Superior Court in Hackensack NJ at a later date for a mandatory court appearance to address the charges.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Paramus Man Stabbed Friends with X-Acto Knife, Police Say.”