Two police officers were violently assaulted while doing their jobs and responding to a 911 call about an armed robbery in progress at an Atlantic City motel, according to law enforcement officials.
The incident occurred around 6:45 a.m. at the Fox Manor Motel on Pacific Avenue in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Someone at the AC motel notified the Atlantic City Police Department of a man standing in the stairwell and brandishing a handgun while committing a robbery. Police officers were dispatched to the scene, where they encountered the suspect walking around the interior of the motel. The Atlantic City cops approached the suspect. That’s when the suspect allegedly shoved one of the officers to the ground and began to make a run for it. The two police officers quickly caught up to the suspect and subdued him, but not before he allegedly attacked both cops.
During a search of the suspect, police allegedly discovered illegal drugs that included cocaine and marijuana. AC police did not find a handgun or any other type of weapon in the suspect’s possession. Moreover, police were not able to locate the person who initially dialed 911 to report the armed robbery.
Criminal Charges for Assaulting a Law Enforcement Officer in Atlantic City
The suspect has been charged with numerous felonies, including:
· Aggravated assault on a police officer – two counts
· Resisting arrest
· Possession with intent to distribute cocaine
· Possession of cocaine
· Simple possession of marijuana
· Possession with intent to distribute drugs near a school zone
· Possession with intent to distribute drugs near a public zone
After being arrested, the suspect was taken to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City so that he could receive medical treatment for minor injuries that he sustained while being arrested. The suspect was later transported to the Atlantic County Jail in Mays Landing, NJ. He was being held there on an undisclosed bail amount. As long as the criminal charges remain intact, it is likely that the suspect will need to post bail in order to secure his release from jail.
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