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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Washington Township Attempted Murder/Stabbing

PRESS RELEASE

February 1, 2022

For Immediate Release

Contact: Chief Thomas Gilbert - PIO - GCPO

Phone: 609-947-5869

Re: Washington Township Attempted Murder/Stabbing

On Monday, January 31, 2022, at approximately 11:22 a.m., officers from the Washington Township Police Department were dispatched to a residence on Meeting House Road, Turnersville, New Jersey for a stabbing. The male victim had called 9-1-1 reporting that a female, identified as 38-year-old Megan M. Falk, stabbed him several times before fleeing the residence. The victim was transported to the Cooper Hospital Trauma Center in Camden City for treatment. The female suspect was taken into custody by Washington Township PD personnel after it was discovered she was hiding in a detached shed at a nearby residence.

As a result of the joint investigation by the WTPD and GCPO, Falk was charged with the following crimes:

Criminal Attempt Murder

Aggravated Assault

Possession of a Weapon

Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose

Contempt

Falk was lodged in the Salem County Correctional Facility pending a detention hearing.

Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of their rights as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State Law.

Anyone with additional information relevant to this investigation is encouraged to contact Det. Michael O’Leary of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, at 856-384-5620, or Det. Michael Longfellow of the Washington Township Police Department, at 856-589-0330 ext. 1160.

Information can also be e-mailed to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at tips@co.gloucester.nj.us

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