POINT PLEASANT BEACH – A Labor Day marred by violence. A fight broke out on the Jenkinsons Beach Monday afternoon leading to the stabbing of two people. Two suspects were taken into police custody.
According to Mayor Paul Kanitra, the stabbing happened shortly after 3:30 and the two male victims were taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Point Pleasant Beach Police Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit are currently probing the stabbing incident.
Chief of Police Joseph Michigan confirmed the details in a press release.
Mayor Kanitra added “Thanks to the quick and heroic work of our brave officers, the suspect is now in custody and there is no further threat to the public. Thank you as well to the lifeguards and first aid teams that responded equally as quickly.
Considering the tragic events, I certainly hope Jenkinsons will finally see the light and drop their counterproductive and frivolous lawsuit that undermines our ability to protect residents and visitors alike. This cannot and will not stand in Point Pleasant Beach.”
The mayor’s remarks were related to a lawsuit between Jenkinsons Pavilion and the borough. Jenkinsons is suing Point Pleasant Beach over new rules cracking down on alcohol consumption on all beaches in the municipality.
According to the ruling, the owners claim that officials have abused their authority in regulating drinking on a privately owned beach.
There is no word yet on the condition of the stabbing victims.
This is a developing story and we will update you with more details as soon as they are available.