Charles WatsonSep 14, 2017, 1:20 pmSep 14, 2017, 5:40 pm

20-year-old North Brunswick man accused of stabbing Rutgers student

Incident occurred outside frat house after a verbal altercation between Robert Mannifield and the victim, police say


A 20-year-old North Brunswick man is under arrest, accused of stabbing a Rutgers University student.

Robert Mannifield of North Brunswick is the man who police say is responsible for stabbing the student at an off-campus fraternity party Sunday.

According to the New Brunswick Police Department, the 20-year-old was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

The incident unfolded at a frat house on Delafield Street between Courtland and Bristol streets. The victim, who police say is a 20-year-old from Toms River, had been coming out of the frat house when a verbal altercation ensued between him and Mannifield. That's when police say Mannifield stabbed the victim with a sharp object.

Rutgers University confirms it did send out a crime alert to students.

Students who live in the neighborhood of the incident say incidents like the stabbing are concerning to them.

It's not clear if the suspect in the incident is a Rutgers University student as well. The exact location of the stabbing is also unclear.

FiOS1 News is awaiting more details from police as they investigate.

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