POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — A Newark youth who police say stabbed two people on a New Jersey beach has been charged with attempted murder and weapons offense, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office announced Tuesday. The stabbings in Point Pleasant Beach occurred around 3:30 p.m. Monday.

Authorities initially said they had two people in custody in connection with the attack, but eventually determined that only the juvenile was responsible.

Citing the youth’s age, authorities declined to release the teen’s name or gender. The teen was being held in a juvenile detention facility pending an initial court appearance.

Authorities have not said what sparked the stabbings. The two men wounded in the attack remained hospitalized Tuesday in serious but stable condition.

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