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Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office
25 Kirkpatrick Street, 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901 (732) 745-3300
*News Release*                 
Date: February 24, 2023
Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Lawrence Cattano of the Perth Amboy Police Department announced today that a juvenile male has been taken into custody and charged with an act of juvenile delinquency for offenses which if committed by an adult would constitute Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon on School Property, and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.

On February 22, 2023, at approximately 2:37 PM, an 11-year-old male assaulted another 11-year-old male with a knife while they were on their way home from school. The victim sustained serious injuries and is still currently hospitalized.   

The juvenile male who was taken into custody and is currently being housed at the Middlesex County Juvenile Detention Center. A preliminary hearing was held yesterday, February 23, 2023, where it was determined that the juvenile would remain detained. 
This is an active and ongoing investigation anyone with information or surveillance footage of the area is asked to call Detective Omar Rivera of the Perth Amboy Police Department at 732-324-3868. 
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