According to the Absecon Police Department, a man was critically injured when he was stabbed just 90 minutes into the new year.

Police say the altercation happened just before 1:30 early Saturday morning at the sports complex on Morton Avenue.

There, "responding officers provided life-saving measures to the victim. The victim, whose identity is being withheld, was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries."

Officers arrested 21-year-old William C. Clanton of Absecon at the complex. He has been charged with aggravated assault, possession of weapons for unlawful purposes, and unlawful possession of weapons.

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Clanton is being held at the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Absecon Police Department at (609) 641-0667.

The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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