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Man arrested following stabbing in Parsippany-Troy Hills

PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS, NJ (Morris County) – A Connecticut man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing that occurred Sunday in Parsippany-Troy Hills, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.

David C. Knestrick, age 47, of Norwalk was charged with second-degree aggravated assault, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.

On October 30, at around 12:18 p.m., police responded to the Hilton Hotel on a report of a stabbing during a Halloween-themed even, Carroll said.

Police determined that a private security officer who was working at the event was stabbed with a knife while intervening in an altercation between Knestrick and other patrons at the event, Carroll said.

The victim of the stabbing was transported to Morristown Medical Center for treatment, Carroll said.

As a result of the investigation, Knestrick was charged and remains in custody pending a court appearance, Carroll said.

Anyone with information related to this investigation, is encouraged to contact the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department at 973-263-4300, or the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200.

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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