Correction, Feb 19, 2019 10:50 a.m.
Det. Lt. Paul Bailey, the public information officer for the Middletown PD, told MMM that Bland did not stab two people as we previously reported. One person was stabbed and the other was the victim of a simple assault, Bailey said.
Brennan C. Bland, 27, has been arrest by Middletown Police and charged with stabbing two people in McMahon Park on Friday afternoon, according to an announcement from the Middletown PD.
Bland is charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, and terroristic threats. He is in the custody of the Monmouth County Correctional Institute in Freehold.
A Friday, February 15 at about 4:28 p.m. County dispatch received at least three calls reporting an altercation in McMahon Park in North Middletown. The first call indicated that two adult males were involved in fight. A second call reported juveniles fighting and a third caller stated the incident involved a stabbing and all parties had left the scene.
Middletown Police Officers arrived on the scene at 4:32 p.m. and confirmed that the fight involved a stabbing and one of the victims had left the scene prior to the arrival of police. A second victim, who sustained minor injuries, was located on scene, provided medical attention for his injuries. He refused transport. Information was obtained regarding the suspect and the suspect’s vehicle.
Ptl. Ryan Maguire located Bland and placed him under arrest within minutes.
The victim who had left the scene was located, treated and transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of a non-life threatening stab wound to the torso.
Anyone with additional information about the incident is asked to contact Det. Adam Colfer at (732) 615-2120.