Union City man charged with stabbing on Bergenline Ave.
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UNION CITY – Union City resident Salvador Ortiz, 22, allegedly stabbed a 26-year-old man 12:40 a.m. Tuesday morning on 28th Street and Bergenline Avenue, Police Chief Brian Barrett confirmed Thursday. He was arrested Wednesday at 12 noon at his home at 700 block of 29th Street and charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, Barrett said.

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

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