55-Year Old Man Assaulted on Bayonne Street By 14-Year Old

Bayonne Police Captain Eric Amato reports that q 55-year old man was assaulted on Thursday while walking on a Bayonne street.  The assailant was a 14-year old, Bayonne boy.

According to Amato, Juvenile 1 was taken into custody at 5:32 pm from the area of 29th Street and Avenue C.  Officers responded to the area on a report of an assault in progress.  Upon arrival, officers encountered the 55-year old male victim seated on the sidewalk with multiple abrasions to his right arm and a serious injury to his jaw.

According to the victim, while in the area, he became involved in a verbal altercation with a group of males, one of whom was identified as Juvenile 1.  As the victim attempted to walk away from the group, Juvenile 1 approached him from behind and struck him in the face with a closed fist causing the victim to fall to the ground.  As the victim got up from the ground, he attempted to walk away but was punched in the face again by Juvenile 1, causing him to fall to the ground a second time.

Bayonne Police were able to locate Juvenile 1 on a nearby corner.  He was positively identified as the actor and taken into custody.  The victim was transported to an area hospital to be treated for his injuries.

The young teenager has been charged with aggravated assault.