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provided by St. Joseph Regional High School


A 17-year-old New Jersey resident, from Warren Township in Somerset, was stabbed to death in Lower Manhattan, New York City, early Thursday, November 23 according to reports by

Rocco Rodden was enrolled at Montvale's St. Joseph Regional High School, where he played football. The incident occurred at an ax-throwing establishment in the Tribeca section of Manhattan. Police were called to 96 Lafayette St., the address of Live Axe, at 1:50 a.m. and discovered two stabbing victims.

The second victim, a 19-year-old man who suffered stab wounds to the torso, was in stable condition at Bellevue Hospital. Rodden was pronounced dead after being taken by first responders to the hospital.

Friends and football organizations have been sharing their condolences to his family on social media pages since Thursday, 

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