Cherry Hill Township police arrested a man in connection with a violent stabbing at a local home.
According to authorities, the incident happened around 11:00 p.m. at a residence located on the 300 block of Juniper Drive in Cherry Hill, NJ.
The Cherry Hill Township Police Department got a report of a stabbing incident and quickly dispatched police officers to the scene. When the officers got to the area, they found the victim.
The victim was suffering from a stab wound after reportedly being stabbed in the hand by a sword.
The victim was quickly transported to a local hospital, where doctors treated him for his injuries.
Meanwhile, the suspect was detained at the scene and later arrested. At this time, law enforcement has yet to reveal whether the suspect is going to be charged with a criminal offense.
If the suspect is eventually charged with crimes like aggravated assault or possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, he would face significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), aggravated assault with a deadly weapon like a sword, knife, or gun can be classified as a third degree crime. A conviction for third degree aggravated assault could result in a sentence of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For more information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Sword Stabbing Sends 1 to Hospital, Report Says.”