Man charged with aggravated assault after threatening psych facility workers with shard of glass

He was waving a large shard of glass at workers at a psychiatric facility, when Jersey City cops shot him Monday afternoon.

Florencio Figueroa appeared very unstable inside the building at 9 Nunda Avenue as he continued to threaten himself and others.



According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, officers first tried to disarm the 41-year-old with pepper spray but he took a bullet to the torso as the situation escalated.

Figueroa was taken to Jersey City Medical Center to be treated for his injuries.

The two responding officers were also taken to the hospital for evaluation and treatment. 


Figueroa is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, terroristic threats; possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.

The Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor has taken over the investigation from the Jersey City Police Department and the Prosecutor’s Internal Affairs Unit is in the early stages of the investigation.

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