Police: Hoboken man arrested after argument escalates into knife attack


A Hoboken man was arrested for attacking a man with his knife after an argument in the street escalated early Saturday morning, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Christopher Vasquez, 31, of Hoboken, was charged with possession of weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of weapon, endangering an injured victim, tampering with physical evidence, and refusal to submit to fingerprinting, and fugitive from justice, according to Det. Lt. Danilo Cabrera.

On Saturday, at approximately 7:23 a.m., Officers Domenick Allegretta and Tyler Soto responded to the area of 201 Bloomfield St. on a report of a male bleeding from his hand and yelling for help.

Upon arrival, they found a man with a puncture wound to his left forearm and a laceration on the top of his right wrist. The victim reported that he was walking with the aggressor when an argument between them started, authorities said.

The argument escalated when the attacker pulled out a knife and assaulted the victim with the knife. The victim was transported to Hoboken University Medical Center and the actor was not on scene when officers arrived.

Dets. Adam Colon and Michael Losurdo investigated the incident on Saturday. At about 07:36 p.m., they identified Vasquez as the attacked. He was subsequently arrested and searched and no knife was found in his possession at that time, officials said.

Furthermore, Vasquez refused to be fingerprinted and photographed, leading to an additional charge of refusal to submit to fingerprinting.

Additionally, Vasquez had a warrant for failure to appear out of Hoboken Municipal Court and was also wanted out of New York, New York.

For the out of state warrant, Vasquez was charged with being a fugitive from justice. All charges were placed on warrants and he was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility, police said.