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Teen charged in Point Pleasant, NJ beach stabbing that seriously injured 2 men

Posted at 12:31 PM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 12:31:59-04

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. — A Newark youth who allegedly stabbed two people on a New Jersey beach has been charged with attempted murder and weapons offense, authorities said.

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office made the announcement Tuesday. The stabbings in Point Pleasant Beach occurred around 3:30 p.m. Monday.

Authorities initially said they had two people in custody in connection with the attack, but they eventually determined that only the juvenile was responsible.

Citing the youth’s age, authorities declined to release the teen’s name or gender. The teen was being held in a juvenile detention facility pending an initial court appearance.

Authorities have not said what sparked the stabbings.

The two men wounded in the attack remained hospitalized Tuesday in serious but stable condition.