East Orange man faces charges in stabbings of 2 Newark police officers

An East Orange man is accused of stabbing two Newark police officers and injuring a third.

News 12 Staff

Jan 6, 2023, 11:11 AM

Updated 463 days ago

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An East Orange man is accused of stabbing two Newark police officers and injuring a third.
The officers were responding to a domestic violence call on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Thursday evening.
Newark police say Michael Cherry, 32, assaulted a woman and stabbed a neighbor who tried to intervene.
Officials say the two police officers were stabbed while trying to disarm Cherry. One officer was stabbed in the forearm, and the other was stabbed in the side. A third officer was hurt when Cherry kicked him, according to police.
The officers are all expected to fully recover.
“These officers showed both immense bravery and restraint that were unmatched,” Mayor Ras Baraka said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the officers and their families.”
Cherry has been charged with attempted murder.


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