Parsippany NJ police are on the lookout for a man accused of using a knife to assault another person outside a local bar.
The violent incident went down during the early morning hours outside a bar on North Beverwyck Road in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey.
According to authorities, the suspect slashed the victim with a box cutter-style knife.
The Parsippany Police Department got a call about the assault. The call came from Morristown police, who became aware of the attack after the victim went to the Morristown Medical Center. The victim had reportedly sustained stabbing-related injuries.
Parsippany police dispatched officers to the Morristown hospital. The officers interviewed the victim, in addition to several witnesses to the attack.
The eyewitnesses allegedly informed police that the victim became involved in an argument with four or five people outside the Mount Holleran Towne Tavern, a bar located in Parsippany, NJ. At some point, the verbal altercation escalated into a physical attack and the suspect allegedly used a box cutter to injure the victim’s lip and cause serious bruises and abrasions on the victim’s face.
The victim provided police officers with a detailed description of three men who were reportedly involved in the fight. One of the men is said to be bald, clean shaven, and roughly 5-feet-6-inches tall. A second man reportedly has a stocky build and brown hair, and stands approximately 5-feet-5-inches tall. A third man involved in the physical altercation reportedly stands 6-feet tall, is unshaven, and wore a backwards cap during the fight.
If police can eventually identify and arrest the person who committed the attack, he would probably face criminal charges for aggravated assault. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), a person who knowingly causes bodily injury to someone else while using a deadly weapon can be charged with a second degree crime.
Anyone who has information about the suspect in the assault should call Parsippany NJ detectives at 973-263-4313.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Man Cut with Knife Outside Parsippany Bar.”