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A Jersey City man has been arrested in connection with a fatal May stabbing in Greenville.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, on Saturday, members of the Allentown, Pennsylvania Police Department arrested Sean Williams, age 33, for his involvement in the May 29, 2022 death of Jawon Purcell.

At approximately 1:53 p.m. on May 29, the Jersey City Police responded to a report of a fight on Bostwick Avenue. Near 112 Bostwick Ave. they found Purcell, 28, of Jersey City suffering from multiple apparent stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined that Purcell died from “sharp force wounds” and that “manner of death” was homicide.

Williams, who was arrested without incident, has been charged with Murder; Unlawful Possession of a Weapon; and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.

He will be held in Pennsylvania on additional charges pending an extradition hearing to New Jersey.

Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department for the investigation and the United States Marshals Service NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Allentown Police Department for the arrest.