(Story updated at 2:00 p.m., February 6th, to include further details and names of the defendants)
Residents near Columbus Park in Hoboken awoke to blood-curdling screams last night, as a group of assailants attacked an individual and stabbed him in what investigators describe as a targeted set-up.
The assailants, from nearby Guttenberg, managed to lure the victim to the park only to jump him and land multiple puncture wounds. Two have been arrested, while others are sought. The investigation remains ongoing.
Alexis Angulo (18) of Guttenberg faces charges of Aggravated Assault, Endangering an Injured Victim, Possession of a Weapon, and Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose.
Santos Gonzalez (18) of Guttenberg was arrested for Aggravated Assault, Conspiracy, Endangering an Injured Victim
At approximately 12:20 am on February 5, uniformed Officers were dispatched to the area of 11th Adams Street on a report of a male screaming for help. The victim turned up at Hoboken University Medical Center and explained to Hoboken Police that he was attacked by a group in the area of 11th Clinton Street. He was able to flee to the area towards 11th and Adams Street where he was located by friends and transported to the hospital.
In the melee, the victim sustained approximately (10) stab wounds to different parts of his body. He was reportedly lured into the area by a former acquaintance when he was approached from behind by a group of three males. The victim was tripped, and as he lay on the ground, defendant Alexis Angulo began to stab the victim repeatedly with a knife. All parties fled the scene and left the area.
Detectives began investigating the matter immediately, and, along with members of the Guttenberg Police Department, located the defendants and placed them under arrest. They were transported to Hoboken Police Department where they were processed and charged with the offenses. They were later remanded to the Hudson County Rehabilitation Center. Investigation still under way and other parties are being actively sought to explain their roles in this matter.
This incident is currently under investigation by the Detectives and future charges are pending for other individuals who may have been involved. Anyone with information as to the incident is asked to call or email Det. Adam Colon or Sgt. William Collins from the Investigations Bureau. Det. Colon can be reached at 201-420-5102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and Sgt. William Collins at 201-420-2111 or email email@example.com.