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††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: October 1, 2013

 

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Man charged with stabbing Highland Park resident

 

Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Stephen J. Rizco of the Highland Park Police Department announced today that a New Brunswick man has been arrested and charged with assault and two weapons offenses for stabbing a Highland Park resident in the victimís apartment.

 

Angel G. Cancel (DOB 8/21/81) of New Brunswick was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose following the stabbing of the 36-year-old man, whose identity is being withheld at this time.

 

Police were alerted to the incident at about 5:30 p.m. on September 30, 2013, when officials at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick called, saying the victim was brought to the emergency room.

 

New Brunswick police responded to the hospital and detained Cancel, who subsequently was taken to Highland Park and charged with the stabbing.

 

Cancel is in custody, awaiting for bail to be set. The victim remains at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.

 

An investigation by Detective John Sachau of the Highland Park Police Department and Investigator Melissa Terpanick of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office determined that Cancel stabbed the victim in the victimís apartment on South 11th Avenue in Highland Park. The two men were described as acquaintances.

 

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sachau of the Highland Park Police Department at (732) 572-3800, extension 4224, or Investigator Terpanick of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-3711.

 

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Cancel are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.