Police: Parsippany man pepper sprayed, arrested, after trying to disarm Bayonne cop


A Parsippany man was pepper sprayed and arrested after trying to disarm a Bayonne police officer yesterday afternoon, authorities said.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Sean Brennan, 44, of Parsippany, was charged with disarming a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, and resisting arrest, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.

Brennan was taken into custody at about 2:07 p.m. yesterday from the area of Hook Road. Officers responded to a business located on Hook Road on a report of a party refusing to leave.

Upon arrival, they encountered a man, later identified as Brennan, seated in an office of the business with loud music playing on his cell phone.

As officers advised Brennan that he must vacate the establishment, he became extremely irate, stood up, and immediately lunged at an officer’s firearm that was secured in his holster in an attempt to gain possession of it.

A struggle ensued and a second officer was able to take Brennan down onto a nearby couch where the struggle continued as he continued his attempts to gain possession of the officer’s firearm from the holster.

That officer was able to create some distance from Brennan and deployed a burst of OC spray and the two officers were ultimately able to subdue Brennan. With the assistance of backup officers, Brennan was secure him in handcuffs and taken into custody.

During the incident, a call for assistance was broadcast to all available units and multiple backup units responded to assist. Brennan was transported to an area hospital to be treated, as were the two officers.

During the struggle, the officers sustained injuries to their hands and arms, police said.

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