NEWARK, N.J. — A "quick-thinking" Newark police officer saved the life of a man who was stabbed Sunday when trying to break up an argument in, according to authorities.
Police said it all happened around 12:30 p.m. officers from Newark's 4th precinct responded to a 911 call of a stabbing at a home on South 13th Street.
When a man tried to intervene in a quarrel between a man and woman at the residence he was stabbed in the stomach and thigh by the man involved in the argument, officials said.
One of the responding cops noticed the victim was bleeding profusely from the wound in his thigh and immediately applied his Police Division-issued tourniquet to stop further blood loss, police said.
The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
"I am pleased that this officer took the initiative and appropriate steps to ensure the preservation of a man's life, even with the whole world's attention on the coronavirus," Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said in a statement.
Watch body cam footage of the quick-thinking action below. WARNING: blood can be seen in the below video.
According to police, the stabbing suspect remains at large and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to call the Division's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477). All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in reward. Anonymous tips may also be made using the Police Division's website at: www.newarkpd.org or through the martphone app made available at iTunes and Google Play by searching Newark Police Division.