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Atlantic City Police arrested two men on Thursday and discovered drugs including heroin and cocaine.

ATLANTIC CITY — An Egg Harbor City man was arrested Tuesday in separate shooting and stabbing incidents.

Robert Harrell, 31, was arrested at 9:07 p.m. at the Econo Lodge motel in the 3000 block of Pacific Avenue.

Earlier that night, officers responded to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus for a patient admitted with a stab wound. The 47-year-old victim was driven to the hospital after being stabbed at Georgia and Pacific avenues.

Police said the victim was stabbed while intervening as Harrell attempted to steal a woman’s purse. The victim gave police a description of Harrell and the direction he ran after the stabbing.

Harrell also was wanted in a Dec. 31 shooting at the Econo Lodge, where a 48-year-old victim was shot multiple times.

Harrell is charged with attempted murder, four counts of aggravated assault, robbery, two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon and two counts of possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose.

He was taken to the Atlantic County jail.

Contact: 609-272-7239

Reported local South Jersey news for the weekly papers before joining the Press of Atlantic City in November. Graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2017 with degrees in writing.

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Joined the Press in November 2016. Graduate of Quinnipiac University. Previously worked as a freelance reporter in suburban Philadelphia and news/talk radio producer.

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