New Jersey police recently arrested a Massachusetts man who allegedly murdered someone during a violent altercation.
The suspect, a 44-year-old male resident of Massachusetts, allegedly got into a fight with another man at a residence in Milford, MA. The altercation become extremely violent at one point, with the suspect allegedly grabbing a kitchen knife and using the weapon to stab the victim.
Afterwards, the suspect reportedly left the residence and fled the scene. He reportedly evaded police and went to NJ to hide out.
NJ law enforcement worked with Massachusetts police to track down the suspect. Members of a New Jersey State Police fugitive unit eventually captured the suspect at an apartment on Vincent Street in Newark, New Jersey.
The suspect faces criminal charges for aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in Massachusetts. If the suspect was charged in NJ, the criminal charges would likely include first degree murder, aggravated assault, and a criminal weapons charge for possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
After being arrested in Newark NJ, the suspect was taken to the Mercer County Correctional Center in Lambertville, New Jersey. He is expected to be extradited back to Massachusetts at some point.
The suspect may also face deportation from the country because he is reportedly an illegal alien.
For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Man Arrested in N.J. on Stabbing Charges Was Flight Risk, Authorities Say.”