Jersey City officer slashed while responding to stabbing

A police officer was injured while responding to a call early Sunday morning.

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JERSEY CITY - A police officer was injured while responding to a call early Sunday morning.

Police responded to a fight in Jersey City just before 3 a.m.

Officials say 48-year-old Alex Gerard of Jersey City stabbed a 39-year-old man in the abdomen.

When police attempted to apprehend the men, another member of the group, 42-year-old Jose Garcia, came after the police with an open blade, causing a laceration to an officer's arm.

Police say the group of men were intoxicated.

The officer was taken to Jersey City Medical Center for nonlife-threatening injuries.

The stab victim is being held for observation.

Officials say the men involved face a list of charges.

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