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Jersey City man sought in assault of three people arrested in Belleville

By Jeff Bahr

Belleville Police collared a Jersey City man suspected of attacking two women and an infant last Friday after the man attempted to hide inside of a refrigerator in a vacant Belleville apartment, according to a report by CBS New York.

Frederico Bruno, 19, was charged with aggravated assault for allegedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend and her female friend in a Rutgers Ave., Jersey City apartment. Police say he then shoved his former girlfriend and her 3-month-old son into a window air conditioner with such force that the two ended up plummeting three stories to the backyard below. All three victims are in critical condition, according to Jersey City Police Chief Tom Comey.

Other details tying in with the suspect’s capture are still unclear. Shortly after Bruno was arrested, Jersey City Police released the following statement:

“After an extensive manhunt throughout the day and responding to numerous tips, Frederico Bruno was apprehended at approximately 8:00 p.m. Friday evening in Belleville, N.J. by members of the Jersey City Police Department, Belleville Police Department and Newark Emergency Services Unit. All agencies involved worked tirelessly to apprehend Mr. Bruno.”

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