A Paramus man and a Hillsdale man were recently arrested in connection with an attempted murder in New Brunswick, NJ.
The violent incident went down around 2:00 a.m. According to law enforcement, New Brunswick police got a call about a fight in the parking lot of the Old Bay Restaurant at Church Street and Neilson Street in downtown New Brunswick, New Jersey. Authorities believe that alcohol and drugs may have had something to do with the fight.
When police officers arrived at the scene, they came across the two suspects involved in a violent altercation. Police subsequently placed the suspects under arrest.
One of the victims is a 31-year-old male from New Brunswick. He suffered multiple stab wounds to his head and neck during the physical altercation. He was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, where doctors treated him for his injuries. Officials later indicated that the victim was in stable condition and that his injuries were not life-threatening.
The other victim is a 24-year-old man from Spotswood, New Jersey He reportedly sustained minor injuries during the fight.
The Paramus suspect, a 24-year-old man, is charged with attempted murder and weapons offenses, while the Hillsdale suspect, a 23-year-old man, is charged with aggravated assault. Both suspects are thought to be students at Rutgers University.
If the Paramus NJ suspect is ultimately convicted on the attempted murder charges, he would be subject to significant criminal penalties. A conviction on first degree attempted murder charges could lead to a life sentence in New Jersey State Prison.
To learn more about this case, access the Paramus Patch article, “Rutgers Student from Paramus Charged with Attempted Murder after Stabbing.”