UPDATED: ‘Person of interest’ detained in suspicious West New York death

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The “person of interest” being sought by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office was arrested for murder in Bayonne Thursday night, less than 24 hours after the agency sought help from the public in locating the then-unnamed man, Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced. West New York death

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Thomas Longobardi, 50,of Bayonne, was charged with murder, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes and unlawful possession of a weapon, authorities said.

He was stopped by officers from the Bayonne Police Department near the intersection of 23rd Street and Broadway last night before they notified the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Squad. Longobardi’s bail has been set at $1 million, cash only.

Yesterday, the prosecutor’s office revealed that Randall Goya, 57, of West New York, was found dead in his apartment, located at 5608 Palisade Ave., on Wednesday evening.

The West New York Police Department, the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit and the New Jersey Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office also responded to the incident.

The medical examiner’s office was initially treating the death as suspicious, officials said.

Further details regarding this situation are expected later today.