Crowd surrounds cops in Hoboken when they try to break up brawl; four arrested
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HOBOKEN--Four men were arrested in the wee hours of Saturday, Nov. 25 after a fight broke out outside of a bar on downtown Washington Street. Two officers were injured.

Hoboken resident Hashim Dyer, age 21, was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, hindering apprehension, and resisting arrest.

Hoboken resident Frank Henderson, age 22, was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, hindering apprehension, and failure to disperse.

Jersey City resident Christian Caputo, age 23, was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, hindering apprehension, and failure to disperse.

Jersey City resident Robert Rosario, age 21, was charged with hindering apprehension and failure to disperse.

Dyer, Caputo, and Rosario were released with summonses to appear in court and Henderson was remanded to the Hudson county correctional facility.

Officers were patrolling downtown Washington Street when they saw a fight outside a local bar. As they tried to break up the fight between men and women, more smaller fights began. The officers requested back up to assist controlling the large unruly crowd. As the officers tried to stop the fight Officer Michael Losurdo was allegedly charged by Christian Caputo and thrown to the ground. He was able to control the defendant with the help of Officer Tyrone Huggins and placed him under arrest.

During the arrest of Caputo, Henderson and Rosario allegedly attempted to assist Caputo by charging the officers and pull him away. They officers regained control of Caputo and Henderson and Rosario allegedly fled the scene.

A crowd formed around the officers as they attempted to place Caputo into the car. Sgt. Michael Costello tried to help clear a path for them when he was allegedly jumped from behind by Hashim Dyer who was then placed under arrest.

Other police officers arrived to help including New Jersey Transit, New Jersey State Police, and North Bergen Police along with Port Authority.

Rosario and Henderson were later found and placed under arrest. All were transported to headquarters for processing.

Losurdo and Costello were treated at Hoboken University Medical Center for injuries. Lossurdo suffered injuries to his head leg and ear and was cleared for duty while. Costello sustained a back injury and has not yet been cleared to return.

Police Chief Ken Ferrante took to twitter the morning of the arrest and said “Last night, we had 2 HobokenPD officers from our midnight shift injured breaking up a brawl involving 40 people… Bars or restaurants that can't control crowds will not be tolerated.”

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