Bridgeton police

BRIDGETON — A city man was sent to jail for stabbing another person Wednesday afternoon, police said.

When officers arrived at 3:57 p.m. at North Pearl and East Commerce streets, they found a person who claimed to have been stabbed by 55-year-old Lewis Pitts, police said.

The person suffered multiple stab wounds to the abdomen caused by a small pocket knife, police said. That person was taken by helicopter to Cooper University Hospital in Camden and is in stable condition.

Police said they recovered a pocket knife in Pitts’ possession during his arrest. He suffered a head injury, which he said was caused by the person who was stabbed, police said.

Pitts was taken to Cooper University Hospital to be treated for his head injury. He was released to police custody and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, police said.

He was taken to the Cumberland County jail without bail.

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