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Pennsylvania Man Held In Bergenfield Stabbing

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BERGENFIELD, N.J. -- A Warren County man was ordered held on $50,000 bail after authorities said he stabbed a Bergenfield man during an argument, borough police said Monday.

Officers responding to the 200 block of Howard Drive just after 8:30 p.m. Saturday found the 36-year-old borough victim with an abdominal wound that wasn't life-threatening, Capt. Mustafa Rabboh told Daily Voice.

An ambulance took him Hackensack University Medical Center, where he underwent emergency surgery and "was expected to make a full recovery," Rabboh said.

A Bergen County Sheriff’s K9 unit was summoned to assist but the alleged assailant, 34-year-old Emmens Forges, "fled the scene and discarded the weapon prior to police arrival," the captain said.

Forges later returned to the scene and was taken to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in police custody to be treated for wounds he sustained during the fight, Rabboh said.

Police charged Forges with aggravated assault, tampering with evidence and a pair of weapons offenses after he was released from the hospital.

He remained held in the Bergen County Jail.

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