Two Victims and Assailant Stabbed, Atlantic City Cop Renders Life-saving Aid
Cops in Atlantic City say a man was arrested after breaking into a home and stabbing his ex-girlfriend and a man inside.
According to the Atlantic City Police Department, officers responded to the 600 block of Virginia Avenue around 11:00 Friday night after receiving a report of multiple people having been stabbed. Officers arrived to find a man and woman stabbed and the suspect fleeing the area.
The female victim, 35, was bleeding heavily from both arms and sustained life-threatening injuries. Officer Joseph Bereheiko, a trained EMT who carries a fully stocked medical bag, arrived quickly and placed two tourniquets on each arm and rendered life-saving medical aid. The male victim, 35, sustained a non-life threatening wound.
The suspect, identified as 25-year-old Carlos Suarez-Vera of Atlantic City, who had an active warrant for his arrest for terroristic threats against the female victim, fled from the scene but officers chased and apprehended him.
A press release states that after Suarez-Vera was arrested, officers noticed that he had a stab wound to the chest. It is not known if the stab wound was self-inflicted or if it happened during the assault.
Suarez-Vera and the two stabbing victims were all transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center-City Division for treatment.
Suarez-Vera was charged with aggravated assault (four counts), unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, burglary, criminal mischief, obstruction of justice, and resisting arrest. He was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to contact the Atlantic City Police Department at (609) 347-5766.