Authorities say a man from Atlantic City has been arrested after allegedly stabbing another man in his chest Thursday evening.

  • ARRESTED: 21-year-old Angel Gomez-Santiago
  • CHARGES: Aggravated assault, possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

According to the Atlantic City Police Department, just before 6:00, their officers were called to the 100 block of North Tennessee Avenue for a report of a man who had been stabbed.

At the scene, officers found a 25-year-old victim from Atlantic City suffering from a stab wound to his upper chest and bleeding heavily. The knife believed to have been used in the stabbing was recovered at the scene.

100 block of North Tennessee Avenue in Atlantic City NJ - Photo: Google Maps
100 block of North Tennessee Avenue in Atlantic City NJ - Photo: Google Maps
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The victim was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center-City Division for treatment.

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After speaking to the victim and witnesses, the officers obtained a description of the suspect and determined he ran towards an apartment building in the 1300 block of Baltic Avenue after the stabbing. Witnesses also advised officers that the male lives in the apartment building. Officers responded to the apartment building and began searching for the suspect. At approximately 6:30 PM, the suspect, Angel Gomez-Santiago, attempted to enter the apartment building and walk past the officers. Officer Nickolas Cardani and Anthony Nastasi recognized the suspect and immediately placed him custody without incident.

1300 block of Baltic Avenue in Atlantic City NJ - Photo: Google Maps
1300 block of Baltic Avenue in Atlantic City NJ - Photo: Google Maps
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Gomez-Santiago was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Atlantic City Police Department at (609) 347-5766.

The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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