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1 hospitalized, 1 arrested after stabbing in Morris County

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – One person was hospitalized and another was arrested after a stabbing in Washington Township Wednesday, police said.

On Jan. 22, at around 4:50 p.m., township police responded to a reported stabbing at 31 Drakestown Road, police said.

When officers arrived, officers located the victim with multiple stab wounds outside the residence on the sidewalk, police said.

Upon attempting to locate the suspect, officers found the door to the residence closed and locked, resulting in a possible barricade situation. Officers were able to force entry and take the suspect into custody, police said.

The Long Valley First Aid Squad assisted the victim who was flown to Morristown Medical Center, police said.

The suspect, whose identity was not released, was charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, The suspect was then lodged, police said.

No officers were injured, police said.

“There is no further threats to the community. Additional information will be made available at a later time,” police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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