Old Bridge Turnpike: Victims Stabbed, EBHS '16 Grad Arrested and Charged

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SOUTH RIVER, NJ - Three men were stabbed at the BP Gas Station on Old Bridge Turnpike on the morning of Oct. 5, according to a report issued by the South River Police Wednesday.

Police responded to a report of multiple victims that had been stabbed. Upon their arrival, officers found three males suffering from multiple non-life-threatening wounds.

East Brunswick police officers assisted the South River officers who had been able to render first aid to the victims, obtain initial witness statements, and locate and secure the crime scene which was located at Veterans Park in South River.

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South River detectives responded and processed the crime scene. As a result of the investigation, detectives identified 18-year-old Anthony Amaya, a 2016 graduate of East Brunswick High School as the suspect in the attacks on the three men.  On Oct. 14, Amaya was charged with three counts of aggravated assault; three counts of unlawful possession of a weapon; and three counts of possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes.

Bail was set for Amaya at $150,000.

South River Police Chief Mark Tinitigan commended the responding officers and detectives, saying, "This is another example of members of the agency working in an unselfish manner and working relentlessly to accomplish a goal."

 

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