Jersey City Man Charged with Aggravated Assault and Terroristic Threats
By: Moe M.
On December 4, 2017, Jersey City Police Officers received notified and immediately responded to a report of a male threatening workers at an outpatient psychiatric facility. The psychiatric facility is located at 9 Nunda Avenue in Jersey City, New Jersey. When the police officers arrived at the facility, they were immediately made aware of the situation as a male was holding a large shard of glass threatening to hurt both himself and other people in the area.
The two Jersey City Police Officers attempted to reduce the tension inside the building and calm the man. The police officers were unable to disarm the man using pepper spray. In the heat of the moment, one of the police officers was forced to use his firearm and shot the criminal in the torso.
The offender was taken away by Emergency Medical Services to the nearest hospital, Jersey City Medical Center, to be treated for his wounds. The man was later identified as Florencio Figueroa, a forty-one (41) year old resident of Jersey City. The two responding officers went to Jersey City Medical Center to be evaluated and treated for any injuries they sustained.
Florencio Figueroa, who survived the shooting, is being charged with Third-Degree Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Third-Degree Terroristic Threats, Third-Degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Fourth-Degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.
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