Suspect sought in assault

Police are actively searching for the suspect in a brutal assault on a 23-year-old Harrison man in a Kearny apartment building last week.
The victim was found in a third-floor unit at Kearny Ave. and Hoyt St. at about 7 p.m. July 13 after Police Officer Jay Ward came upon a group of obviously upset individuals gathered on that corner.
Officer Ward learned that someone inside was injured, went into the building and found the unit’s door ajar, Police Chief John Dowie said. Ward also observed blood on the floor and followed the trail into a bedroom, where he found the man bleeding profusely from the head and face. The victim was also slipping in and out of consciousness, Dowie said.

– Karen Zautyk

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