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South Jersey Fugitive, 38, Arrested At Atlantic City Bus Terminal After Serious Stabbing

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A 38-year-old man from Camden County has been arrested in connection with a fight that ended with a multiple stabbing in Atlantic City, authorities said. The suspect allegedly was found by police trying to flee the city by bus. 

Darren M. Petti of Bellmawr was charged with aggravated assault and weapons charges, an Atlantic City police spokesman said on Thursday.

At 4:19 a.m. on Monday, Atlantic City police  received a 9-1-1 call that a man was stabbed near Kentucky and Atlantic avenues. 

Patrol officers arrived but were unable to find a stabbing victim, according to Lt. Kevin Fair.At 5:09 a.m, Patrol Officer Randy Rodriguez-Marte responded to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, to speak with a man who walked in with multiple stab wounds, Fair said.

The victim, 60, of Atlantic City, sustained non-life-threatening injuries after becoming involved in a fight in the 1500 block of Atlantic Avenue, according to Fair. 

Rodriguez-Marte got a description of the suspect and alerted responding officers. A short time later, Officer Joseph Kelly allegedly found Petti, who matched the description of the stabbing suspect, at the Atlantic City Bus Terminal, Fair said.

Police took Petti into custody without incident. Petti was found in possession of a pocket knife, according to Fair.

Petti was being held at the Atlantic County Justice Facility. 

Anyone with additional information about the incident is urged to call the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766. Information also can be texted to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD. All texts are anonymous.

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