Jersey City police officer assaulted, led on foot chase by city man

JERSEY CITY — Police arrested and charged a man after he assaulted a police officer and led him on a foot chase near Jewett Avenue, authorities said.

On Tuesday night, plainclothes officers driving westbound on Jewett Avenue with the car’s windows lowered “recognized the strong odor of burnt marijuana and PCP” coming from a group of people near 17 Jewett Ave., according to a police report.

Upon exiting the vehicle, Ricky Harmon, a city resident, assaulted an officer by pushing him to the ground, the report said. 

The 38-year-old then fled northbound on Storms Avenue, and eventually made his way westbound on …read more

Source: Hudson

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