The 37 year-old man arrested in the fatal stabbing of a 49 year-old man last night at a Jersey City light rail station has been identified.
Anthony Bell, 37, of Jersey City, is charged with Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and Possession of Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. He was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City at approximately 1:50 p.m. today, and was remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending his first court appearance.
Jersey City Police were called to the Danforth Ave. light rail station at approximately 11:47 p.m. yesterday on a report that an injured person was lying on the platform. There, they found a man, later identified as Kenneth Brown, with a stab wound to the upper body.
Brown was taken to Jersey City Medical center where he was pronounced dead at approximately 12:34 a.m. The manner and cause of death are under investigation by the Regional Medical Examiner’s office.
Brown’s death is Jersey City’s second homicide of the year.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the NJ Transit Police Department are actively investigating this case. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip here. All information will be kept confidential.