Connecticut Man Arrested in Parsippany Stabbing

Published on October 31, 2022

Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph K. Kimker, and Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Acting Police Chief Richard Pantina announce the arrest of David C. Knestrick, age 47, of Norwalk, Connecticut in connection with a stabbing in Parsippany. 

On October 30, 2022 at approximately 12:18pm, law enforcement responded to the Hilton Hotel located in Parsippany on a report of a stabbing during a Halloween-themed event.  It was determined that a private security officer who was working at the event was stabbed with a knife while intervening in an altercation between Knestrick and other patrons at the event.  The victim of the stabbing was transported to Morristown Medical Center for treatment, and as a result of the investigation, the defendant David C. Knestrick, was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault, a crime of the second degree; Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, a crime of the third degree; and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, a crime of the fourth degree.  The Defendant was charged on a warrant-complaint and remains in custody pending a court appearance.

If anyone has any information related to this investigation, they are encouraged to call the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department at 973-263-4300, or the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200. 

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite these accusations, the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until he is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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