The stabbing happened around 1:30 a.m. According to law enforcement, the 43-year-old victim was attacked in his apartment, which is located on Cutler Street in Clifton, New Jersey. The victim was walking out of his bedroom when he came across the suspect, who was reportedly wielding a knife.
The suspect and the victim got into a physical struggle, which reportedly ended with the suspect stabbing the victim in the abdomen.
After the stabbing, the suspect exited the home and fled the area.
Meanwhile, the victim contacted the Clifton Police Department. When Clifton police officers arrived at the residence, they discovered the victim suffering from stab wounds.
The victim was taken to a local hospital, where doctors treated him for his wounds. Sometime later, the victim was listed in stable condition.
Clifton NJ investigators have not yet identified the suspect. If Clifton police can eventually identify and locate the suspect, he would probably be subject to criminal charges for aggravated assault and burglary.
A conviction for the most serious aggravated assault charge could result in significant criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), anyone causing bodily injury to another person while armed with a deadly weapon like a knife or handgun can potentially be charged with a second degree crime and sentenced to 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
Members of the public with information about the suspect or the home break-in should call Clifton detectives at 973-470-5908.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Man Broke into Clifton Apartment, Stabbed Resident, Cops Say.”