Police: UK man arrested after two men were knocked out at Johnny Rockets in Hoboken


A man from the United Kingdom was arrested after two men were knocked out at the Johnny Rockets in Hoboken earlier this month, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Christopher Lee, 19, of the United Kingdom, was charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and obstructing the administration of law, the Hoboken Police Department posted on their website.

On January 14th at approximately 2:56 a.m., Police Officers Andrias Bonilla and Nicholas Protopapadakis were dispatched to the Johnny Rockets, located at 134 Washington St., on reports of a fight.

Sgt. Robert Roman and Police Officers Kyle Seper, Anthony Azzoline, and Keven De La Cruz were also on scene and learned that two men were ordering food, when a man, sitting in a booth with four others, spit on one of the victims.

A verbal altercation ensued, and another man threw an unidentified item at the victims. The five men then began to physically attack the victims inside the establishment. The fight spilled outside and both victims were knocked unconscious.

The two victims were seen by the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps before refusing further medical attention and providing officers with a description of the actors who had fled the scene.

Police Officer Christopher Soto, who was working outside employment, observed several men who matched the descriptions inside Church Square Park.

The other officers arrived, and a foot pursuit ensued before Lee was apprehended, police said.

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