Updated: Bottles thrown at cops as street melee disperses in Jersey City


After Jersey City police responded to a fight inside a bar that spilled into the street, responding officers were pelted with bottles, prompting backup units and Hudson County Sheriff’s officers to arrive on the scene, according to a city official.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The fight occurred at Phebe Night Club and Restaurant, located at 646 Newark Ave, where multiple people were involved in physical altercations, throwing beer bottles at police officers responding to the scene as the crowd dispersed, said Jersey City spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill.

No one was arrested at the scene since it was unclear who had thrown the bottles at the officers, but the owner of the establishment was issued a summons for maintaining a nuisance, Morrill said.

Police radio transmissions said as many as a dozen people were involved in the initial street fight, also stating the incident took place around 3 a.m.

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