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May 08, 2019

Hazlet Man Arrested for Trying to Kill Roommate

Hazlet Joseph T. Walsh Jr TCNJ

A Hazlet man was arrested for trying to stab his roommate to death, police said.

On Monday, May 6 at 6:48 am, Ewing Police responded to the unit block of Crescent Avenue after a 911 caller reported a male banging on the door for assistance. Investigation revealed the victim had been stabbed by his college roommate during a confrontation in a nearby residence on the TCNJ campus. Officers were able to locate the accused in the residence and took him into custody.

Joseph T. Walsh Jr., 21, of Hazlet, was charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, terroristic threats, criminal mischief, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Walsh was turned over to Mercer County Department of Corrections Personnel. The victim was treated and released at the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Ewing Police at 609-882-1313.