Newark airport worker punched customs officer: cops

An Irvington man employed by a contractor at Newark Liberty International Airport was arrested Saturday after allegedly assaulting a customs officer, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said in a statement.

Thomas Hodge, 22, who works for Air Serve, was trying to leave a jetway at an airport gate in Terminal C around 7 p.m. when he was stopped by the officer, who asked for identification. Hodge allegedly cursed the officer and then punched him, cutting open his cheek. The officer required eight stitches, the Port Authority said.

Hodge has been charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest and obstruction …read more

Source: Essex

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