Police: Man charged with punching, choking Hoboken cop; threatening to kill other officers


A man has been charged with punching and choking a Hoboken cop, as well as threatening to kill other officers and attempting to kick out the police car’s window after being arrested, authorities said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Steven Youmans, 37, of Jersey City, was charged with robbery, seven counts of terroristic threats (threat to kill), aggravated assault, and resisting arrest, according to Police Det. Lt. Jonathan Mecka.

This case began with the suspect allegedly acting disorderly at the CVS around 3:20 a.m. When units arrived, Youmans was stopped in the area, no complaints resulted from the dispute, and he was sent on his way.

Around 350 a.m., Sgt. Donald Rosso observed Youmans in the area of 4th and Hudson Streets opening packages which he did not possess during his prior police interaction.

Ultimately, Mr. Youmans was placed under arrest and while trying to safely subdue him, Rosso was punched and choked. Additional units arrived and were able to control and arrest him.

During the transport and arrest process, Youmans threatened to kill multiple officers while trying to kick out the police car’s windows.

The packages were stolen from the 300 block of Hudson Street. Rosso was assessed by an ambulance for knee pain and he refused further medical attention.

Youmans’ charges were placed on a warrant and he will be transported to Hudson County Correctional Facility pending his first court appearance, police said.

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