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Vineland man arrested, charged with stabbing man in back

Vineland man arrested, charged with stabbing man in back

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VINELAND — A city man was arrested Monday after allegedly stabbing another man outside a business on Elmer Road last week.

About 6 p.m. Nov. 27, police responded to a business in the 500 block of West Elmer Road for a stabbing, police said. There, they found a man who had two puncture wounds in his back.

Omar Bermudez-Perez, 41, of the 1000 block of East Oak Road, had stabbed the man during an argument with another man over a woman, police said. Bermudez-Perez was not there when police arrived.

Police did not reveal the identity of the victim, who was taken to Inspira Medical Center and treated for life-threatening injuries.

Then, on Monday, police responded to the 1000 block of East Oak Road for a call not related to the stabbing and found Bermudez-Perez, police said.

Bermudez-Perez was charged with aggravated assault with a weapon, possession of a knife for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a knife. He was taken to the Cumberland County jail.

— Molly Bilinski

Contact: 609-272-7241

mbilinski@pressofac.com

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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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