Man charged with assaulting Hoboken cops after attempt to make arrest over knife incident


A man was charged with assaulting Hoboken police officers after attempting to make an arrest over a knife incident from earlier this month, authorities said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Angel Sanchez, 43, of Jersey City, was charged with terroristic threats, weapons possessions, certain persons not to have a weapon, obstruction, and two counts of aggravated assault on police, according to Police Det. Lt. Jonathan Mecka.

Sanchez was arrested yesterday at approximately 5:45 p.m. for an active warrant issued for an incident that occurred on November 6th on the 200 Block of Washington Street.

During that incident, Sanchez allegedly threatened another person with a knife and then fled the area prior to police arriving.

On November 16th, Police Officers Leo Colon and Anthony Fesken responded to 4th and Washington Street based on information that Mr. Sanchez was there.

Upon arriving, they located and attempted to arrest Sanchez, however, he fought them off and resisted arrest, causing both officers to sustain injuries.

According to Mecka, Colon suffered knee, shoulder, and hip injuries, while Fesken injured his neck. Both officers did not return to duty and remain out injured.

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