Man Stabbed in NJ Church

Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred in a Woodbine, N.J., church Wednesday.

The stabbing happened in front of a Spanish speaking Pentecostal church on Franklin Street at 8 a.m. The victim was stabbed in the back by unknown suspect.

Shortly after the stabbing, the injured  person walked screaming down Franklin Street to get help, according to the office manager of the Puerto Rican Action Committee, Jesusa Ramos.

Ramos told The Cape County Herald that the victim, identified as Juan Rivera Perez, collapsed outside the doors of the Puerto Rican Action Committee where she  tried to stop Perez’s bleeding from the stab wound in the back.

Perez  has visited the committee for assistance in the past, according to Executive David Rodriguez. Previously, before the incident, he had gone to the committee to report an abuse he observed a month before his son was killed in his Woodbine apartment.

Perez was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Trauma Unit in Atlantic City , N.J. His condition is unknown at this time.

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