At 10:27 a.m. today, Kearny Police received a 911 call reporting an assault at the Walmart store at 150 Harrison Avenue in Kearny. Officers located an adult male victim inside the store who sustained a deep laceration to the back of his head. Preliminary information indicated that the victim was involved in an argument with another adult man who then struck the victim in the head with a machete.
The suspect fled the store before police arrived.
The victim was transported by EMS to University Hospital in Newark. At 4:23 this afternoon, police reported that the man, 43 years old, was treated and released from the hospital.
Kearny Police say the investigation remains active. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (201) 998-1313, or send an email to email@example.com . Reference case number 21-35, 481.