Trenton man charged in Hyatt Place after-party double stabbing in West Windsor

A Trenton man has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for and unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon for allegedly stabbing two other men at a birthday after-party at the Hyatt Place on Route 1 in West Windsor.

The incident took place in the early morning of June 5. The men had been attending a birthday party for a 17-year-old at the hotel. There was an altercation between several men at the after-party. One victim received multiple stab wounds to his right abdomen and cuts on his cheek and nose. Another victim had multiple stab wounds on his abdomen, back, and forearm. 

Both victims were taken to the Capital Health System Regional Trauma Center in Trenton by other partygoers. Both victims survived.

Jakeem “Carti” Thompson, who allegedly stabbed the two men, was arrested in Monmouth County on unrelated charges on June 24. He was turned over to the Trenton Police, and was later lodged at the Mercer County Workhouse in connection to this stabbing incident. 

Police said the altercation began inside the Hyatt Place but ended outside, and that no one connected to the party contacted anyone affiliated with the Hyatt Place to report this incident to staff members.