Two people were allegedly stabbed during an altercation at a Kinnelon, NJ home.
Police officers were called to a residence in the Smoke Rise section of Kinnelon after someone in the house reported a stabbing. When officers arrived at the scene, they found the aftermath of a violent encounter: a 48-year-old man had apparently been stabbed 13 times and a 48-year-old woman had sustained wounds on her leg and hand. According to reports, the male victim also had a punctured lung.
The male victim was taken to Morristown Medical Center, while the female victim was transported to Chilton Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Police indicated that the stabbings stemmed from a family dispute that quickly got out of hand. At this time, authorities have not indicated the relationship between the victims and the alleged assailant.
A 25-year-old suspect was arrested at the scene and charged with several criminal offenses, including aggravated assault, terroristic threats, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
Depending on the circumstances of the incident, the suspect could be facing severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), assault with a deadly weapon can be classified as a third degree felony. If he is convicted of third degree aggravated assault, the suspect could be sentenced to up to five years in NJ State Prison.
After being arrested, the suspect was being held at the Morris County Correctional Facility in lieu of $100,000 bail.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Two Stabbed during Family Dispute in Kinnelon, Cops Say.“