Bergenfield Brawl: Officer Punched In Face, Assailant Subdued At 7-Eleven

BERGENFIELD, N.J. – A man arrested for causing a disturbance in a Bergenfield 7-Eleven before dawn Thursday punched an officer in the face, cutting his lip, authorities said.

Darian Perry
Darian Perry Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy BERGENFIELD PD

Darian Perry, 23, of Bergenfield threatened responding Officer James Acito and others in the North Washington Avenue store after police were called just after 4 a.m. about him “walking in and out of the business, causing a disturbance,” Capt. Mustafa Rabboh said.

Perry struggled as Acito began to arrest him – striking the officer in the face, “causing a laceration to the officer’s lip and a hand injury” – before being subdued, Rabboh said.

Police charged Perry with aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and making terroristic threats, among other counts, and sent him to the Bergen County Jail pending a detention hearing.

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