Two Men Slashed After Chasing Someone on French Street

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) found two men stabbed outside of a French Street liquor establishment when officers responded to a call for help on July 5.

The officers were responding to Hub Liquors, a bar and liquor store located 123 French Street, to investigate the reported stabbings at approximately 7:15 p.m.

According to the police, the two men were stabbed by an unknown man who was wielding a knife.  The victims were identified as 33-year-old men from New Brunswick, Carlos Ramirez and Alphonso Lopez-Hernandez.

The police said that Ramirez was slashed across the chest and Alphonso Lopez-Hernandez was slashed in the abdomen.

The NBPD said that surveillance video shows Ramirez and Lopez-Hernandez chasing an unknown Hispanic man on French Street.

"As the unidentified male is being chased he turns on Ramirez and Lopez-Hernandez and slashes them with a knife," reads the police press release issued the following day.

The authorities said that the suspect continued running up French Street towards Prospect Street, and then on Prospect Street towards Somerset Street.

The suspect was described as a short Hispanic man wearing a tan shirt and jeans, according to police radio transmissions.  The police press release said the suspect has an average build and black hair.

Both victims were treated at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The NBPD is actively investigating this incident, and asks that anyone with information to please contact NBPD Detective Harry Lemmerling at 732-745-5217.