NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Livingston Avenue and Eighth Street for the report of an assault on Saturday, July 11 at approximately 7:45 p.m.

Upon arrival, the victim reported that they were assaulted by an acquaintance and threatened with a knife. The suspect fled the area in the victim's grey Toyota Tacoma pickup. Officers immediately began an investigation and located the abandoned vehicle in Morris County. The suspect was described as a tall white male wearing black shorts and a black t-shirt.

Detectives are continuing the investigation. Anyone who may have observed any suspicious activity matching the description during this timeframe are asked to contact the Police Department at 908-665-1111 or Det. Joseph Parlapiano at