Suspect Stabs Man, Punches Officer Inside Lakewood Township Municipal Building, Police Say - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Suspect Stabs Man, Punches Officer Inside Lakewood Township Municipal Building, Police Say

Reginald Patillo, 47, of Lakewood, New Jersey, was arrested and charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.

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    Suspect Stabs Man, Punches Officer Inside Lakewood Township Municipal Building

    A suspect stabbed a man and punched an officer inside Lakewood Township's municipal building, investigators said. We're learning more about the suspect and what led to the attack.

     

    (Published Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Police say a man stabbed another person and punched a police officer inside a township building in Lakewood, New Jersey.

    • Reginald Patillo, 47, of Lakewood, was arrested and charged with attempted murder and other related offenses.

    • The stabbing victim and the officer were both taken to the hospital.

    Police say a man stabbed another person and punched a police officer inside a township building in Lakewood, New Jersey.

    Reginald Patillo, 47, of Lakewood, was arrested and charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.

    On Thursday around 11 a.m., a man, who police identified as Patillo, attacked a Lakewood resident as he entered an elevator on the second floor inside the Lakewood Township municipal building.

    Patillo allegedly stabbed the man several times in the neck and head area. Municipal workers heard the altercation and set off the panic alarm. Nearby Lakewood police officers then responded to the scene.

    While being questioned, Patillo allegedly punched one of the officers. Patillo was then placed in custody and a knife was recovered, investigators said.

    The stabbing victim and the officer were both taken to the hospital. Officials have not yet revealed their conditions or a possible motive for Patillo.

      

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