CLIFTON, New Jersey (PIX11) – One person is dead and another injured in a stabbing at a shopping center in Clifton, according to police.
The fatal attack happened just after 7 a.m. at the Richfield Shopping Center at 1359 Clifton Avenue.
Two men were walking together when they were approached by a homeless man with a knife, according to the Clifton Police Department. The homeless man, identified as 61-year-old Henry Werner, stabbed one of the victims, a 67-year-old man.
When the other victim, 81, tried to intervene, Werner stabbed him as well.
An off-duty Nutley police officer saw the attack and intervened — disarming Werner and restraining him.
Both victims were rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital where the 67-year-old died. The second victim is in serious condition.
Werner was arrested at the scene and faces murder, aggravated assault, attempted murder, weapons and other charges.