1 Injured in stabbing near Banana King in Paterson, New Jersey.
Man Stabbed on a Commercial Strip Near Banana King Restaurant
According to NorthJersey.com, a 24-year-old man was stabbed around 8 p.m. on Sunday while walking down Paterson’s 21st Avenue commercial strip. Several men in a black SUV with a North Carolina license plate pulled up near the Banana King restaurant, stabbed the victim, and then drove away. The victim’s injuries are not life threatening.
At this time, the police are still investigating the case and trying to find out what caused the attack.
Prior History of Violence in The Area
Only 18 hours before Sunday’s attack, another man was injured on the 21st Avenue commercial strip. Outside the Tio Gowon Bar – which is roughly 6 blocks from Banana King – this man sustained severe injuries from attackers. Furthermore, NorthJersey.com reports that on June 30 another victim was stabbed on 21st avenue by unidentified men who jumped out of a vehicle. All three attacks are in relatively close walking distance to each other.
The police are working to determine whether or not these attacks are connected.