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Man Pepper-Sprayed After Refusing To Leave Bayonne Hospital: Police

A Jersey City man was arrested after allegedly refusing to leave Bayonne Medical Center last week.
A Jersey City man was arrested after allegedly refusing to leave Bayonne Medical Center last week. Photo Credit: Google Maps

A 43-year-old Jersey City man was arrested Thursday afternoon when he refused to leave the emergency room at Bayonne Medical Center and then resisted officers’ attempts to remove him, police said.

Police responded to the hospital around 3:45 p.m. after Corbin J. Beckles announced that he would not leave the emergency room waiting area when he was instructed to do so by staff, police said. When officers arrived, Beckles again said he was not leaving, according to police.

Beckles clenched his fists and appeared poised to strike a police officer who was trying to physically guide Beckles out of the hospital. The officer told Beckles he was being charged with defiant trespass and tried to place him in handcuffs, but Beckles continued to resist, police said.

Other officers now joined in the arrest as they struggled to place Beckles into custody, with police releasing a small burst of pepper spray and using compliance holds to subdue him, police said.

Beckles was eventually cuffed unharmed. Two officers were hurt in the arrest, police said.

Beckles was also charged with resisting arrest. He was being held at the Hudson County Jail last week.

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