Hoboken Police Identify Monday’s Suspect In Rifle Incident, Charged With 3 Counts, Including Aggravated Assault

Hoboken Police have provided additional information concerning yesterday morning’s incident in which a city resident wielded a rifle at construction workers doing work near Hudson and 5th Street.

According to Detective / Lieutenant Jonathan Mecka, 63-year old, Hoboken resident Michael Jasmine has been “charged with weapons possession and aggravated assault for his actions during a dispute with construction workers. During the investigation a rifle style BB gun was recovered which corroborated the information provided to the Hoboken Police Department.  Mr. Jasmine’s charges were placed on a warrant.”

The Hudson County SWAT unit, along with police from Stevens Institute of Technology, joined Hoboken Police in locking down the immediate area of the 500 block of Hudson Street before successfully, and safely, bringing the incident to a close.

No injuries resulted from the incident.

Everyone is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.