A Jersey City man tried to fight Bayonne police officers in the hospital after being arrested for smoking crack at a friend’s house, authorities said.
Scott McKillop, 49, of Jersey City, was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, and possession of prescription legend drugs (Xanax), according to Police Lt. Eric Amato.
McKillop was taken into custody at 2:10 a.m. on Tuesday in the area of West 24th Street. Officers responded to the area on a report of a disturbance and met with the caller, police said.
She advised the officers that she allowed a friend, later identified as McKillop, to spend the night at her residence as he was in between shelters. While in the residence, she observed McKillop smoking crack cocaine and she demanded that he leave, officials said.
He immediately became irate and refused to leave, prompting the woman to call the police. While officers were speaking with her, McKillop could be heard yelling from inside the residence, authorities said.
While speaking with McKillop, the officers observed narcotics and narcotic paraphernalia on a nightstand adjacent to him. Police then advised McKillop that he was under arrest for narcotic violations and he immediately tensed up and began flailing his arms in an attempt to resist arrest, police said.
At the request of McKillop, he was transported to the Bayonne Medical Center to be treated for chronic medical conditions.
While at the hospital, he became irate again and began swinging his fists and legs at the officers, twice striking one of the officers in the arm with his leg and causing a minor abrasion to the officer’s arm, officials said.