Port Authority cop suffers minor injuries while capturing man who cut his own neck in Hoboken


A Port Authority police officer suffered minor injuries while capturing a man in Hoboken yesterday who twice cut himself while pressing a knife against his throat.

File photo.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Kevin J. Hall, 20, was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, unlawful possession of weapon, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, driving under the influence, reckless driving, and leaving the scene of an accident, according to Port Authority spokeswoman Lenis Valens.

Yesterday at approximately 1:06 p.m., Port Authority police were leaving Hoboken, and driving southbound on Observer Highway in route back to Jersey City when they observed a motor vehicle accident on the road involving two vehicles.

When officers approached the second vehicle, the driver, later identified as Hall, ran from the scene. Officers were able to catch up with the man and were joined by Hoboken police.

On scene, the man pulled out a pocket knife and said “I can’t do this right now” as he pressed it to his own throat, causing a minor laceration.

Officers began negotiating with Hall, but he soon took off on foot again. Once they caught up with him, the man pressed the knife to his throat causing another visible laceration.

The officers eventually apprehended the man and a Port Authority officer suffered minor injuries during the altercation, Valens noted.

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  1. 1. “Officers were able to catch up with the man and was joined by Hoboken police officers.” Officers WAS joined?
    2. How was the Port Authority officer injured?
    3. Where was the suspect apprehended.
    Remember, who, what, when, where, why and how. I know John Heinis can do better than this.

    • Lol, well I asked both agencies and this was the most detail either was able to provide. I know it’s not perfect but it’s the best anyone’s going to get for now.

      • I know info is sometimes hard to come by bit…..aside from that , the-“Officers was joined” should be fixed. You likely quoted someone not very well spoken but…..You write much better than that. thanks.

        • they found me at the scene (i did not run i asked the driver to kill me and he didnt so i ran in traffic to try to get ran over)
          the officer took the knife out of my hand after they put me on the ground and cut himself
          also i was not under the influence i just had weed in the car
          if anyone is interested in helping me finish the job please contact me 2019363803 i will give you everything i own i just dont want to see tomorrow

  2. this is actually about me and they are missing alot of information
    i did not run i asked the driver of the other car to kill me, he did not i then tried to run into traffic until the police came. when i saw police i cut myself until they started chasing me i tried to run into traffic again to either keep cutting or until i get hit or shot. the police grabbed me and took me down the cop hurt himself grabbing the knife out my hand as i slammed my face into the ground and no i was not under the influence i keep weed in my car because my mom does not like it i was apprehended at the scene because i never fled the area. if anyone can help me finish the job please contact me i will give you everything i own i just cant be here anymore 2019363803