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Union County Authorities Capture Rooming Home Stabbing Suspect

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Authorities say a man sought in connection with a stabbing at a northern New Jersey rooming home last week has been captured.

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Union County prosecutors announced Tuesday that 34-year-old Alexander Kerton was arrested without incident when two city police officers saw him walking in a downtown area around 6:45 p.m. Monday.

Kerton faces aggravated assault charges stemming from a Friday afternoon confrontation at an Elizabeth rooming home where he had been staying. Authorities say he allegedly stabbed a fellow resident numerous times, but a motive for the attack has not been disclosed.

The 52-year old male victim remained hospitalized Tuesday in guarded condition.

Authorities continue to probe another stabbing that occurred at the same home last week. In that incident, a 67-year-old man was found stabbed to death.

 

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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