Toms River Police Say Woman Repeatedly Stabbed by Male Passenger Saved by Good Samaritans

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TOMS RIVER, NJ – A gruesome attack took place Wednesday evening in the relatively quiet Toms River neighborhood in the area of North Bay Avenue and Whitty Road. Police were called to the vicinity of the Toms River Veterans Softball Complex on the report of a woman running from her car after being stabbed by her male passenger.

The Toms River Police Department did not release the name of the suspect or the victim and gave no details of the relationship between the woman and her passenger.

“On Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at approximately 4:45 PM police units were dispatched to N. Bay Avenue, near the intersection of Whitty Road, for a reported domestic violence incident involving a stabbing,” according to a release by Toms River Police Department spokeswoman Jillian Messina. “A female victim was driving when her passenger began stabbing her. She pulled over to the side of the road and exited the vehicle, and the male suspect followed and continue to attack her.”

Police reported a group of good samaritans jumped in to stop the suspect and detain him until police arrived.

The victim was taken by ambulance to Jersey Shore Medical Center where she is undergoing surgery for her injuries.

“The male was charged with first-degree attempted homicide and other weapons offenses. The incident remains under investigation by the Toms River Police Detective Bureau,” Messina said.

The charges were approved by The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.