Police: Intoxicated Hoboken woman punches and kicks officers, EMS after Lyft dispute


A Hoboken woman punched and kicked police officers and EMS workers after a Lyft dispute on Tuesday afternoon, police said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Linda Smith, 56, of Hoboken, has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, and resisting arrest, according to Det. Lt. Jonathan Mecka.

At approximately 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27th, Officers Tyrone Huggins, Anthony Olivera, and Nickolas Protopapadakis responded to 1st and Hudson Street on a reported taxi dispute.

During the on-scene investigation, Smith was identified as a potential intoxicated unruly Lyft passenger. During her interaction with police and EMS, she assaulted them by punching and kicking them.

She was arrested, her complaints were placed on a summons, and she was released from police custody after the arrest process was complete, authorities said.

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