RNJ News Department

Man stabbed during fight in Boonton

BOONTON, NJ (Morris County) – A Boonton man sustained a non-life threatening injury after he was stabbed during a fight Sunday evening.

At 6:18 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Cornelia Street for a report of 25-year-old man who said he was stabbed in his upper torso, police said.

The man told the officers approximately 20 minutes earlier he’d been sitting on the front porch of his residence and witnessed what he described as a black male in his early 20s come from the backyard area of his property then around the side of the house, police said.

The resident questioned him about why he was on the property, at which time a verbal altercation ensued, which subsequently turned into a physical fight, police said.

The victim then decided to brandish a knife that he states he carries for self-protection, however lost control of it during the fight and was instead stabbed by the other party with his own knife. The victim reports the other party then fled the area on foot, police said.

Boonton police along with the Morris County Sheriff’s Office K9 and officers from Mountain lakes and Boonton Township responded and canvassed the area at the time, but could not locate the other individual, or any witnesses to the event. No additional calls were made to the Police to report the incident by any of the involved parties, neighbors in the area, or potential witnesses, police said.

The 25-year-old man sustained a single non-life threatening minor stab wound to his upper chest area. He was subsequently transported to Morristown Memorial Hospital for treatment and is expected to make a full recovery, police said.

The investigation is currently continuing and appears to be an isolated incident, and we do not believe there is any threat to public safety at this time.

Anyone with additional information relating to the situation can contact the Town of Boonton Police Department Detective Bureau at 973-402-9371 x610 or x611.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook