Trenton teen stabbed following altercation
TRENTON » A teenager was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition after he was stabbed by another “school-age” boy, police said.
The altercation between the two boys happened Tuesday afternoon, on the 100 block of Liberty Street, Trenton Police spokesman Lt. Stephen Varn said. Police are still looking into what sparked the confrontation.
It’s unclear if the 14-year-old boy, who was transported to Capital Medical Regional Center where he was being treated for lacerations and stab wounds, has been interviewed by detectives.
Varn said the investigation is ongoing, and police are in the midst of reviewing video surveillance to identify a suspect.
“We’re confident he will be identified,” Varn said of the suspect.
The victim is believed to be a student at the capital city’s Grace A. Dunn Middle School. Varn couldn’t confirm that information. The stabbing occurred a block away from the school after school hours.
A spokeswoman for the Trenton school district said she didn’t know anything about the stabbing.
Detective Kevin Linico is leading the investigation into the stabbing.