Woman Assaults New Providence Police Officers, Bites Medical Professional at Overlook
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 • 11:45am
MURRAY HILL, NJ - Two New Providence police officers sustained minor injuries on Christmas Day when they escorted an unruly New York City woman from a New Jersey Transit Train.
According to police, New Jersey Transit reported that Anne R. Hardy, 48, was behaving in an unruly manner on the train. When the train stopped at the Murray Hill station, Patrolman Chad Wilson boarded the train and was speaking to Hardy when she attempted to kick him. While she was being escorted off the train, she punched the officer in the chest. She was arrested and taken to police headquarters.
At that time, Wilson noticed blood on Hardy's hands, and while he was investigating to determine the source of the blood, Hardy bit his hand. The New Providence Rescue Squad responded to evaluate Hardy, and transported her to Overlook Hospital. While she was at the hospital, Hardy bit a member of the medical staff and kicked Patrolman Andrew Diamond in the chest.
Hardy was charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, aggravated assault on a medical professional, two counts of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Officers involved did not sustain any substantial injuries and the member of the medical staff was treated at the hospital.