Lyndhurst PD: Man involved in dispute winds up assaulting police officer

A Lyndhurst man finds himself behind bars at the Bergen County Jail after police allege he was involved in a dispute, then assaulted a police officer as cops tried to arrest him.

According to Det. Lt. Vincent Auteri, of the Lyndhurst Police Department:

On Saturday, June 20, 2024, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Lyndhurst Lt. Paul Haggerty and Officer Michael Carrino responded to a report of a dispute between two men in the area of the 200 block of Orient Way.  Upon arrival, the officers learned one of the men had been assaulted.

As Lt. Haggerty approached the assailant, he proceeded to sprint away by running south on Orient Way.  Lt. Haggerty and Officer Carrino gave chase on foot. The foot pursuit proceeded through the yard of a residential home before Lt. Haggerty located the suspect behind the building of a local business.

The suspect refused to listen to verbal commands and then became physically combative with Lt. Haggerty.  A brief struggle ensued at which point Lt. Haggerty was joined by officers Thomas Seickendick, Nicollette Villani and Sal Wartel and together they were able to gain control of the suspect and placed him under arrest.

The suspect, identified as 29-year-old Mike Londono, of Lyndhurst, was charged with aggravated assault on a law-enforcement officer, simple assault, obstruction and resisting arrest before being remanded to the Bergen County Jail.

The victim sustained minor injuries as a result of the assault and one of the officers was treated for a laceration to the hand.

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