A 35-year-old man in Ocean County is facing an attempted murder charge after a woman was stabbed multiple times Thursday evening.

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Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer's office says the scene unfolded around 5:30 when an officer with the Brick Township Police Department was conducting a routine check of an area off of Cherry Quay Road when a vehicle with two flat tires was spotted in a parking lot.

While checking on that vehicle, the officer found a woman on the ground who was suffering from multiple stab wounds.

She was taken to a local hospital where she was last reported to be in critical but stable condition.

Cherry Quay Road in Brick NJ - Photo: Google Maps
Cherry Quay Road in Brick NJ - Photo: Google Maps

An investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office determined that 35-year-old Harry Bray, Jr., of Manchester, was responsible for the victim’s injuries.

That evening, Bray was taken into custody without incident in Manchester Township and taken to the Ocean County Jail where he is being held pending a detention hearing.

Bray has been charged with attempted murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon.

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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