Man dies from knife attack in Union City; 79-year-old suspect arrested

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UNION CITY, N.J. — A man has died after sustaining injuries from a knife attack in Union City on Friday, authorities said.

Union City police officers responded outside of the makeshift homes near Third Street and Manhattan Avenue about 7:40 p.m. Officers found the man unresponsive with multiple wounds to his upper torso, authorities said.

He was taken to Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

79-year-old Verdejo Cruz of Union City was arrested at the scene. He was charged with aggravated manslaughter, possession of a weapon, and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office at 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office website at

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