Police have arrested two men accused of assaulting a homeless man in Dover, New Jersey.
The violent incident reportedly occurred under a railroad pass in Dover, NJ. According to Dover authorities, the suspects were armed with a knife when they attacked a homeless person late at night.
The victim told Dover NJ police that he was attacked while trying to sleep in tents located along railroad tracks underneath Route 46 in Dover, New Jersey.
According to the victim, the suspects hit him with their fists and kicked him while he was preparing to go to sleep for the night. Additionally, said the victim, one of the suspects used a knife to slash him repeatedly. The victim reportedly had “several fresh cuts” on his right hand when police spoke with him.
Law enforcement said that the suspects may have been intoxicated when they committed the assault against the homeless man.
After Dover police conducted an investigation into the incident, the suspects were located and placed under arrest. It is believed that the suspects are also homeless.
The two suspects are reportedly brothers who live on the streets in Dover. One of the brothers is 25 years old; the other brother is 31 years old.
Both suspects have been charged with aggravated assault, while one of the suspects has also been charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose because he allegedly wielded the knife during the attack.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspects were taken to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, NJ. They were each being held at the jail in lieu of bail.
Since both suspects are said to be undocumented immigrants who come from Honduras, they will likely face deportation proceedings after the criminal charges are resolved.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “2 Brothers Accused of Assaulting Homeless Man under Railroad Overpass in Dover.”