MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police Officers were dispatched to a report of a stabbing in the area of Miller Street on Monday at 10:49 p.m., according to law enforcement officials. The suspect is currently at large.

Lt. David O'Dowd of the Montclair Police Department said that officers arrived to find that a 48-year-old Montclair man had been stabbed and already transported to the hospital by relatives. It was reported that he was suffering from multiple stab wounds to the abdomen.  

Witnesses reported to police that the suspect, identified as Donald “Ibn” Silvera, had fled the scene on foot prior to police arrival.  

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A 16-year-old male at the scene was found to have a small laceration on his right arm, also allegedly caused by Silvera.  This injury was treated at the scene by medical personnel.  

​This incident is reported to have stemmed from an argument over a bicycle which had been stolen from the 16-year-old victim earlier that date.  

The adult victim is currently listed as stable, O'Dowd indicated. 

Police state that Silvera is charged with three counts of Aggravated Assault, Weapons offenses, and Child Endangerment and he is currently at large.  

This incident is still under investigation.  

Anyone having information regarding the whereabouts of Donald “Ibn” Silvera are urged to contact the Montclair Police immediately (973-744-1234). 


See attached photo of suspect:


Donald “Ibn” Silvera


5’6” in height