The victims are said to be friends of the suspect. The victims walked into Fort Lee police headquarters around 2:00 a.m. and alerted authorities to the violent incident.
Both men had sustained significant stab wounds that required immediate medical treatment and a nearby medical facility. One of the men had a large slash across his arm; the other victim had a stab wound on his hand.
Although one of the victims reportedly refused to talk to police, the other victim spoke with Fort Lee NJ investigators and said that the suspect used an X-Acto knife to stab them during a violent altercation inside a Volkswagen Golf that was being driven by the suspect.
After allegedly stabbing the victims with the X-Acto knife, the suspect reportedly stopped the car near the intersection of Palisades Boulevard and 16th Street in Fort Lee, New Jersey. The victims got out of the motor vehicle and the suspect drove away.
Fort Lee NJ detectives later tracked down the suspect’s vehicle and arrested the suspect. When making the arrest, Fort Lee NJ cops reportedly saw blood stains inside the car.
While being placed under arrest, the suspect allegedly told police officers that he had committed the stabbing.
If the suspect is eventually convicted on the most serious charges of aggravated assault, he faces significant criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1, a person who commits an assault with a deadly weapon can be charged with a third degree crime. A conviction for third degree aggravated assault could result in a sentence of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect secured his release by posting bail. He will be required to appear in Bergen County Superior Court in Hackensack New Jersey at a later date.
For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Paramus Man Stabbed Friends with X-Acto Knife, Police Say.”