Two teenagers from South Jersey have now been charged in connection to a stabbing inside Showboat in Atlantic City earlier this week.

Authorities say at about 9:00 Wednesday night, police were called to the hotel on the boardwalk and they found a 25-year-old man from Bronx, NY, who was bleeding heavily from a stab wound.

An officer applied a tourniquet and rendered aid before the victim was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center-City Division to be treated for a non-life-threatening injury.

According to police, an investigation revealed that the victim became involved in an altercation with numerous suspects who punched, kicked, and stabbed him.

First Arrest: Marquise Cottman of Millville, NJ

Several hours after the incident, an Atlantic City police officer arrested one of the suspects allegedly involved in the attack.

20-year-old Marquise Cottman of Millville was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault; he also had a warrant out for his arrest.

Showboat, Atlantic City - Photo: Chris Coleman/Townsquare Media
Showboat, Atlantic City - Photo: Chris Coleman/Townsquare Media

Two More Arrested

As detectives were continuing their work Thursday night at the hotel, Showboat security personnel alerted officials that two other suspects, 19-year-old Julius Reed of Atlantic City and 18-year-old Tyreke Allen-Whittaker of Bridgeton, had entered the property.

The pair left as additional officers responded but were taken into custody a short time later at Delaware and Atlantic Avenues.

Delaware and Atlantic Avenues - with Showboat in the distance - in Atlantic City NJ
Delaware and Atlantic Avenues - with Showboat in the distance - in Atlantic City NJ - Photo: Google Maps

Police say Reed stabbed the victim while Allen-Whittaker punched him.

Reed has been charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. He was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

Allen-Whittaker was charged with aggravated assault and released on a summons with a future court date.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department's Criminal Investigations Unit at (609) 347-5766.

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

A walk around the closed Atlantic Club Casino in Atlantic City

The Atlantic Club closed in January 2014 and not much has happened there since.

Gallery Credit: Chris Coleman

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