RARITAN TWP., NJ – Police are searching for a suspect in an attempted murder that occurred here early New Year’s Day and have a warrant for his arrest.

According to a press release issued by Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, the victim was stabbed in his shoulder, and was found around 4 a.m. in a township home. He was taken to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital and admitted in critical condition.

Kearns identified the suspect as Ciro Perrone, 32, of Flemington. He left the scene before police arrived, according to the press release.

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An arrest warrant has been issued for Perrone on charges of first-degree attempted murder, second-degree aggravated assault, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and fourth-degree possession of a weapon.

Perrone remains at large, Kearns said, and law enforcement is working actively to find him.

If anyone has information regarding this investigation, they are urged to contact Kearns’ Major Crimes Unit at 908-788-1129 or Raritan Township police at 908-782-8889.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-321-0010 or by going to www.crimestoppershunterdon.com, or text messaging “HCTIPS” plus your tip message to 274637 (CRIMES). Tipsters can also download the free mobile app “Tipsubmit” and select Hunterdon County to submit anonymous tips via text messaging. All tips are anonymous and kept confidential.

The press release was issued jointly by Kearns and Raritan Township Police Chief Glenn Tabasko.