TOMS RIVER: On Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at approximately 4:45 PM police units were dispatched to N. Bay Avenue, near the intersection of Whitty Road, for a reported domestic violence incident involving a stabbing. A female victim was driving when her passenger began stabbing her. She pulled over to the side of the road and exited the vehicle, and the male suspect followed and continue to attack her. A good samaritan jumped in to stop the suspect and detain him until police arrival. The victim was taken by ambulance to Jersey Shore Medical Center where she is undergoing surgery for her injuries.
The male was charged with first-degree attempted homicide and other weapons offenses. The incident remains under investigation by the Toms River Police Detective Bureau. The charges were approved by The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.