The Ramsey Police Department got an emergency call about an attack at Classic Auto Spa, which is located on Route 17 in Ramsey, New Jersey. According to witnesses at the scene, the 28-year-old suspect assaulted someone at the car wash while brandishing a pair of pliers.
Shortly after the alleged attack, the suspect fled the area on foot. By the time Ramsey police officers arrived at the scene, the suspect was long gone.
Sometime later that day, Upper Saddle River NJ police officers came across the suspect standing in a parking lot on Mountainside Avenue in Mahwah, New Jersey. When the police officers tried to speak to the suspect, he allegedly refused to provide direct answers to their questions.
The officers eventually realized that the suspect was the same individual accused of committing the violent assault at the car wash in Ramsey, NJ. The officers then placed the suspect under arrest and took him to Ramsey Police Department headquarters.
After arriving at the police station, the officers moved the suspect to a cell block. While walking with the suspect, two of the officers sustained injuries because the suspect allegedly assaulted them.
Police were able to subdue the suspect, who also sustained injuries. The suspect was taken to Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus, where he received medical treatment for his injuries.
The suspect has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault on police officers. Additionally, he was charged with one count of aggravated assault for the alleged attack with pliers and one count of obstructing administration of governmental function.
After the suspect was treated for his injuries at the Paramus hospital, authorities transferred him to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the jail on a $50,000 bail amount.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Paterson Man Allegedly Assaults Officers in Ramsey Police Headquarters.”