The violent incident is said to have happened a short time before 11:00 p.m. According to Dover NJ authorities, the two suspects are brothers who were residing in the country illegally. The suspects are reportedly undocumented immigrants from Honduras.
The attack went down under the Route 46 overpass in Dover, New Jersey. Police indicated that the two suspects lived under the highway and shared a tent with the assault victim.
The suspects were reportedly drunk when they approached the victim just as he was preparing to go to sleep for the night. One of the suspects allegedly brandished a knife and attempted to stab the victim. Both suspects allegedly kicked and punched the victim in the mouth, hands, and leg during the assault. The suspects also allegedly shoved the victim down a hill.
Afterwards, the victim walked to the Dover Police Department and alerted police. Officers at the police station noticed that the suspect had a bloody lip and was struggling to walk with a limp.
Dover NJ police investigated the incident and quickly located the suspects. The victim then reportedly identified he two suspects as his attackers during a photograph lineup.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspects were taken to the Morris County Jail in Morristown, New Jersey.
Law enforcement noted that the suspects may face deportation because they are allegedly in the country illegally. The Dover Police Department has contacted Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.
For more information about this case, see the DailyRecord.com article, “Brothers Charged with Beating Homeless Man in Dover.”