Armed Gunman Arrested in Struggle With Jersey City Police

Another incident involving an armed gunman played out late Thursday morning in Jersey City, but thankfully only minor injuries resulted from the encounter with 32-year old Jamel Bolden.

According to numerous media outlets, three Jersey City police officers responded to the corner of Rutgers and McAdoo Avenues at around 11:15.  Responding to a request by Hudson TV, Jersey City spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione said the officers were following up on a WOTS (word on the street) app report of possible drug activity.

Two of the responding officers were on a nearby antiviolence walking post when they received the notification.  Upon the officer’s arrival, Bolden produced a weapon and discharged the firearm.  He was immediately arrested.

The three police officers suffered minor injuries during a brief struggle with Bolden and were taken to a nearby hospital.  The suspect is expected to be charged with resisting arrest, among other charges.

No other information was provided by Wallace-Scalcione.



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