2 Stabbed During Brawl at Jersey City JCPenney: Police

Two people were hospitalized Saturday night after they were stabbed during a fight at a New Jersey mall. Pei-Sze Cheng reports.

(Published Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018)

What to Know

  • Two people were stabbed during a large fight at a JCPenney

  • Police responded to the Newport Centre Mall in Jersey City Saturday night

  • No arrests had been made; police were seen circling the mall as they searched for a possible attacker

Two men were stabbed and a third man was injured during a group fight at a New Jersey mall Saturday night, police say.

Witnesses described a large crowd of people fighting at a JCPenney around 6:30 p.m. before running through Newport Centre Mall in Jersey City.

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Two of the victims were stabbed at the department store and rushed to Jersey City Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

One of them was a 20-year-old who was stabbed multiple times. The other was a 21-year-old who was stabbed in his hands, according to Jersey City spokesperson Kim Wallace-Scalcione. The 21-year-old was being uncooperative with police, Wallace-Scalcione said.

A third man who was injured refused to be taken to a hospital.

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Clothes were seen strewn about on the first floor of the JCPenney and specks of blood were near evidence markers on the ground.

Witnesses said police were circling the mall looking for a possible attacker.

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No arrests had been made as of Saturday night.

It’s not the first large fight at Newport Centre Mall. In March 2016, police rushed there after an argument between a worker in an Easter bunny costume and a customer turned into a full-on brawl.

News 4 reached out to the mall for comment but hasn’t heard back.

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