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Two Men Injured During Violent Attack on Suydam Street

Police Arrested 32-year-old Cesar Garcia from South River on Assault Charge
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An attack on Suydam Street left two men injured Carlos Ramirez

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Police are investigating an attack that happened shortly before midnight on Thursday, October 6 on Suydam Street near French Street.

According to Captain J.T. Miller of the New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD), two New Brunswick residents ages 22 and 25 were “assaulted, and received non-life threatening lacerations to the abdomen.”

Witnesses said they heard a commotion and minutes later the area was stormed by police and ambulances.

Paramedics were seen talking to one of the victims, who was leaning against a wall located at 342 Suydam Street.

Police arrested 32-year-old Cesar Garcia, of South River, at the scene. Garcia was charged with Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.

At this time there no known motive on what led to the attack.  Local police have not publicized the incident with a crime alert or press release.

“This is nothing new,” said one concerned resident. “ There have been many crimes committed here and some go unreported.”

Just a couple of weeks earlier, a man was assaulted and robbed underneath the Northeast Corridor Railroad bridge over Suydam Street.

The victim was able to wave down a police vehicle that was passing by, before being taken away in an ambulance, according to residents.

Anyone witnessing a crime can anonymously call 911 if it’s an emergency or can call (732) 745-5200 for non-emergencies.