Ocean City, New Jersey Mayor Jay Gilliam has made his first public comments about a stabbing incident that occurred on the Ocean City Boardwalk on Saturday, May 25, 2024 at approximately 9:10 p.m.

Few details about this violent incident have yet to be released … however, the stabbing incident has been confirmed by the Ocean City Police Department.

My colleague, Eddie Davis has previously filed an extensive report about this incident. If you missed it, here is a link to catch-up:

Read More: Ocean City Police Confirm Stabbing on Boardwalk

Ocean City Mayor Jay Gilliam has made his first public comments about the violent incident … that we can now share with you for the first time.

Statement from Ocean City Mayor Jay A. Gillian:

As in recent years and in other shore towns, Ocean City experienced a number of issues related to large crowds of teens on the Boardwalk, fights, shoplifting and disorderly conduct during the start of Memorial Day Weekend.

I understand the impact that this behavior has on all of our residents, guests and business owners, and I want to assure everybody that Ocean City will not tolerate it.

Our officers made multiple arrests last night and were able to quickly restore order to the Boardwalk once the teens involved in these incidents were removed. We have a highly qualified team of officers on the boardwalk and throughout town, and they will enforce all laws to the fullest.

Ocean City will always be welcoming to all guests, but I want to send a clear message to parents and to teens: "If you don't want to behave, don't come, said Mayor Gilliam.

Ocean City has long been billed as “America’s Favorite Family Resort.”

Gilliam is displaying prompt and effective leadership to try and minimize any damage to Ocean City’s reputation as a safe, family resort.

SOURCES: Ocean City Mayor Jay Gilliam & Ocean City Councilman Bobby Barr.

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