Rutgers Students from Paramus, Hillsdale NJ Arrested for Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault
A Paramus NJ man and a Hillsdale NJ man have been charged in connection with an attempted murder in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
The violent incident occurred around 2:00 a.m. According to authorities, New Brunswick police received a call about a fight in the parking lot of the Old Bay Restaurant located at Church Street and Neilson Street in downtown New Brunswick, NJ. It is believed that the suspects may have been intoxicated as the fight broke out.
When law enforcement arrived at the scene, they saw the two suspects involved in a physical altercation. The suspects were subsequently detained and placed under arrest.
One of the victims, a 31-year-old man from New Brunswick, sustained multiple stab wounds to his head and neck. He was treated for his injuries at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Officials later said that his injuries were not considered life-threatening.
The other victim, a 24-year-old man from Spotswood NJ, sustained minor injuries as a result of being punched.
The Paramus suspect has been charged with attempted murder and weapons offenses, while the Hillsdale suspect has been charged with aggravated assault.
The Paramus suspect is a 24-year-old male and the Hillsdale NJ suspect is a 23-year-old male. Both of them are students at Rutgers University.
If the Paramus suspect is convicted on the attempted murder charges, he faces severe penalties. A conviction for first degree attempted murder could lead to a life sentence, with a minimum mandatory term of incarceration of 10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For more information about this case, read the Paramus Patch article, “Rutgers Student from Paramus Charged with Attempted Murder after Stabbing.”