NJ man charged with Jersey City light rail murder

JERSEY CITY — A 37-year-old man has been arrested and charged with fatally stabbing a 49-year-old city resident at a light rail station.

Around 11:30 p.m. Friday night, Jersey City police responded to the Danforth Avenue light rail station, where Kenneth Brown was stabbed in the upper body, according to Hudson County District Attorney Esther Suarez.

Brown was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Anthony Bell, of Jersey City, was arrested at the Hudson County District Attorney’s office in Jersey City on Saturday afternoon.

Bell was charged with murder, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

He was being held in the Hudson County Jail, pending his first court appearance.

Brown’s cause and manner of death were pending findings from the regional medical examiner’s office.

The station is part of the Bergen-Hudson Light Rail line operated by New Jersey Transit.

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