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Two Hospitalized After Being Assaulted With an “Edged Weapon”

Partygoers Injured Trying to Break Up a Fight at Huntington Street House Party
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A NBPD sport utility vehicle was parked on Huntington Street while detectives investigate. Charlie Kratovil

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—City police detectives are investigating an "aggravated assault" that allegedly occurred on July 23 at a house party on Huntington Street, according to a crime alert issued by Rutgers University.

Around 11pm, a fight broke out at the party, which was held inside a residence near Buccleuch Park, St. Peter's University Hospital, and the Bank of America on Easton Avenue.

"In this incident the victims... reported that they sustained injuries from an edged weapon while attempting to break up a physical altercation which occurred during a party inside the residence," read the Rutgers crime alert issued roughly 12 hours after the incident.

According to the alert, the descriptions of the perpetrators are "limited at this time."  It's also not immediately clear how many perpetrators there were. 

A young man sitting on the porch of a house next to an alleyway where a detective was seen taking photographs characterized the incident as a "streetfight," as passersby remarked that the incident was "unfortunate."

"Both victims were treated for non-life threatening injuries at a local area hospital," according to the crime alert.

The New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) is actively investigating the incident and asks that anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, contact their Detective Bureau at 732-745-5217.