Man Slashed Over $20 at Soup Kitchen, Police Say

Homeless man allegedly attacked another man over repayment of a loan, according to police.

A homeless man slashed another individual over the repayment of a $20 loan, police said.

Morristown Police are searching for a man who, according to a police report filed by Officer Brian McDonnell, went to the Community Soup Kitchen shortly after noon on Monday, allegedly intoxicated and confronted a friend he had loaned $20 to a couple weeks before.

When that man said he didn't have the money, the other allegedly pulled out a pocket knife, pushed it against the other's left side and said he was going to "stick him" if he didn't get his money back, according to the report.

The two men then walked outside and the alleged victim hit the man with a knife in the head, prompting the suspect to slash him across the arm and run off, according to the report.

McDonnell found the knife allegedly used for the attack in a nearby bush, according to the report. A search of the area for the man was unsuccessful, according to the report.

The knife slash, about two inches long and a quarter-inch deep, was wrapped by the officer on-site and the man was subsequently transported to Morristown Medical Center for further treatment.

Complaints in the case are pending based on follow up and positive identification of the accused suspect by the alleged victim, according to the report.

For more information about this post, email john.dunphy@patch.com.


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