HOBOKEN, NJ - A 34-year-old Jersey City man has been arrested and charged in connection with a stabbing incident that took place on Friday.

According to a report, at approximately 7:46 p.m. Officer Kyle Seper responded to a group of disorderly males being loud and consuming alcoholic beverages. Upon arrival, Seper was alerted to a dispute related to that group.

As Officer Seper was investigating the disorderly group, he noticed a male standing alone, bleeding from his left lower abdomen area. Medical care was taken over by the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance and Jersey City ALS, and the wound appeared to be a puncture wound consistent with a stabbing. The victim was taken to Jersey City Medical Center and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

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ESU Sergeant Luke Zeszotarski, ESU Officer William Bullock, ESU Officer James Barbro, and Officer Michael Straten arrived to secure the scene. In the ensuing investigation, Detective Sergeant William Collins, Detective Paul Quinn, Detective John Quinones, and Detective Conor Milne identified perpetrator as Kerwin Whaley, 34, from Jersey City

Whaley was charged with Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and Certain Person not to Have a Weapon. On July 4, at about 3:02 p.m., Sergeant David Olivera responded with Officer Anthony Olivera and Officer Joseph Lupo to the area of 837 Jersey Avenue in Jersey City and located Whaley, who was placed under arrest. A folding knife was found in his possession. Whaley was processed on the above listed charges and additionally charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Certain Person not to Have a Weapon. The two additional charges were placed on a warrant.

Whaley was also found to have a Hudson County Sheriff’s Warrant. He was later transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

Defendant is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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