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Garfield police officer hospitalized after domestic violence suspect hits him in head with pipe

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot File Photo

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST : Physicians at Hackensack University Medical Center as a precaution were taking a CT scan tonight of a Garfield police officer who was struck in head with a pipe while responding to a domestic violence call, authorities told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

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BREAKING NEWS: The mother of a man charged with hitting a Garfield police officer in the head with a metal bar after he responded to a domestic violence call was charged with hiding the weapon, police said this morning. Meanwhile, her son was being held on $300,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail, charged with aggravated assault on a police officer and two weapons possession counts. READ MORE….

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The officer, who had several cuts on his head after being ambushed, subdued the man, who was hospitalized at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.

Charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, among other offenses, were being brought, authorities said.

The Lanza Avenue defendant had been involved in a domestic dispute with his mother when police were called.

“As he walked in, he got hit,” a ranking police official told CLIFFVIEW PILOT . “The officer then got the suspect under control and into custody.”

The mother wasn’t injured, he said.

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