Nutley police confirm juvenile was stabbed Oct. 19

Social media reports of a juvenile having been stabbed here were confirmed Oct. 21 by the Nutley Police Department.

Police Director Alphonse Petracco and Chief Thomas Strumolo say police are investigating an assault in which a juvenile suffered injuries caused by a stabbing.

On Monday, Oct. 19, at 10 p.m., police say they were dispatched to the area of Mt. Vernon Street for an altercation — and upon arrival, they found a juvenile bleeding from a knife laceration.

The victim was transported to an area hospital while the suspect reportedly fled from the scene.

Detectives later identified the alleged stabber as Antonio Lampon, 18, of Nutley and charged him with aggravated assault, and weapon possession charges.

The incident remains under investigation.

The Observer will update this story as information becomes available.


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