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Warren County man arrested for allegedly assaulting 2 Newark police officers

NEWARK, NJ (Essex County) – A Warren County man was arrested for allegedly assaulting two Newark police officers on Friday, according to Newark Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé.

On April 12, at around 5:09 p.m., police responded to the 300 block of Clinton Avenue on a call of a male with a handgun, Fragé said.

When the officers detained a man who fit the description of the suspect, a large crowd gathered. Khalil Cuttino, 31, of Phillipsburg, who was in the crowd, allegedly struck two officers with closed fists, injuring them both, before fleeing the scene, Fragé said.

The two injured officers were transported to University Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and are reportedly in stable condition, Fragé said.

Detectives investigating this incident identified Cuttino as a suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest. He was apprehended on Sunday, April 14 and charged with two counts of aggravated assault on police officers and obstruction of the administration of the law, Fragé said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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