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Man, 31, charged in Somerset County stabbing

RARITAN BOROUGH, NJ (Somerset County) – A Somerset County man has been charged in relation to a stabbing that occurred last week in Raritan Borough, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald.

On Monday, April 1, at around 3:57 a.m., police received a 9-1-1 call reporting an adult male victim with a stab wound to his hand. Upon arrival, officers located a Raritan Borough man, who advised that he had been stabbed by Jose Cruz-Guzman, 31, of Raritan during a verbal altercation, McDonald said.

The victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he was treated for his injuries and subsequently released, McDonald said.

Detectives from the Raritan Borough Police Department, the New Jersey State Police – Somerville Barracks and the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to investigate.

Cruz-Guzman was located on April 1 in Raritan Borough and taken into custody without incident, McDonald said.

Cruz-Guzman was charged with third-degree aggravated assault, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon. He was then lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing, McDonald 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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