3 Jersey City cops injured during encounter with man armed with gun, official says


Three Jersey City police officers sustained relatively minor injuries late this morning during an encounter with a man armed with a gun, an official said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

At approximately 11:15 a.m. today, Jersey City police responded to a WOTS (word on the street) app report of possible drug activity, according to city spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione.

Three police officers responded, including two officers on a nearby anti-violence walking post at the time. Upon further investigation, a weapon was produced by a man, which he fired at the corner of Rutgers and McAdoo Avenues.

Jamel Bolden, 32, was immediately arrested and the three officers suffered minor injuries during a brief struggle with him, who is expected to be charged with resisting arrest – among other charges, Wallace Scalcione said.

This is the third Jersey City incident where shots were fired in the past week: five days after four people were wounded by gun fire and three days after the South District police staton and a neighboring school were struck by bullets.

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