Man stabbed after parkway argument turns violent, police say

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CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A Cape May Court House man faces charges after a parkway argument led to a confrontation at a local convenience store, which ended in a stabbing, according to the Middle Township Police Department.

Victor Sawaichi, 26, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon, according to police.

According to the release, Sawaichi was lodged in the Cape May County Jail on $100,000 full cash bail set by Judge George Neidig.

On July 26, officers responded to a report of a stabbing at 1:13 a.m. at the 7-Eleven at Route 9 and Stone Harbor Boulevard, Middle Township Police announced. While Sawaichi had fled the area, police said they took him into custody shortly after discovering the victim.

Police said the investigation revealed two vehicles were on the Garden State Parkway and stopped at the traffic light at Stone Harbor Boulevard when an argument occurred between the occupants of both vehicles.

According to police, both parties then drove to the 7-Eleven, where the argument continued and ultimately turned physical, resulting in one of the occupants being stabbed.

The victim, who was not identified by police, was transported to the Cape Regional Medical Center and then taken to AtlantiCare/City Division in Atlantic City.

Detectives from the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit and the Crime Scene Unit along with members of the Middle Township Police Department Major Crimes Unit investigated.


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