A 28-year-old man is recovering in the intensive care unit of Jersey City Medical Center after being stabbed by a stranger in Pershing Field Park.

The assault took place at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Sunday night as the victim walked alone along the park's running track — something he had done regularly, according to a friend, Nithin Mohan.

The victim, who is now recovering from surgery, told Mohan that a man walked by him in the opposite direction, turned, and struck him in the lower back, knocking him down. As he lay on his back, the man punched and kicked him shouting “I'll f****** kill you.” The man held a sharp object that the victim believes may have been a brass knuckle with an attached knife.

The victim described the man as white and approximately five-nine in height. He didn't ask for or attempt to take any of the victim's personal property, according to Mohan. The victim came to New Jersey from India five years ago to work in information technology.

It wasn't until the victim returned to his apartment that he realized the extent of his injuries, said both Mohan and his landlord, Osman Gani. “He came back home, the whole pant, the whole shirt was blood,” said Gani. Asked what happened, he responded “somebody stabbed me in Pershing Field.” Said Gani, “He used to walk every day in the park. He never had a problem.”

Gani, who works as a code compliance inspector for Jersey City, drove the victim to Christ Hospital. The victim was transferred to Jersey City Medical Center.

Police have reportedly made an arrest in the case.

The city's spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Mohan (who also uses the last name Narsipur) has organized a GoFundMe campaign to support the victim.

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