An Atlantic City man is facing charges after allegedly stabbing a person and then admitting the crime to a police officer.

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Authorities say the scene unfolded around 5:45 this past Saturday evening with Ofc. Consuelo Maldonado was stopped at New York and Atlantic Avenues by 44-year-old Edwin Rivera of Atlantic City.

According to police,

Rivera admitted that he had just stabbed a man that was nearby on the ground and turned over two knives. Officer Maldonado could see the victim had blood on his neck. Officer Maldonado and Michael Regalbuto attempted to arrest Rivera who began to resist their control.

Rivera was ultimately taken into custody with assistance from additional officers.

The victim, 55 years old and from Atlantic City, was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center-City Division for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Rivera has been charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and resisting arrest. He was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

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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