The victim was allegedly running down Bergenline Avenue allegedly picking fights and instigating problems, according to witnesses, Barrett said. At some point, the man was stabbed.
Police tended to the victim, who was uncooperative and collapsed due to blood loss, Barrett said. The EMS responded, stopped the bleeding, and the victim was transported to Jersey City Medical Center, where he remains in critical but stable condition, Barrett said.
“I would really like to congratulate the Detective Bureau on the meticulous investigation that resulted in the identification of the actor,” Barrett stated Thursday morning. “They located the actor’s knife on a rooftop a block and a half away, and the jacket he was wearing on another rooftop.”
Ortiz is being arraigned in Jersey City Central Judicial Processing Court Thursday. -- Gennarose Pope