BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne Police Captain Eric Amato announced that members of the Bayonne Police Department responded to the area of West 21st Street at approximately 8:50 p.m. on Saturday where two men were said to be fighting, one of whom was possibly in possession of a gun. 

Upon arrival, officers did not observe anyone in the area and no fight. An on scene investigation, however, led officers to the residence of Jose Santiago,44, whom police found, in an “apparent intoxicated and excited state.” Santiago is said to have become “irate” and attempted to push the officers out of the apartment, including by placing his hands on an officer’s chest and grabbing his arm. Santiago is said to have continued to resist arrest before being subdued and placed in handcuffs. 

After locating and speaking with the other individual involved in the initial fight, it was determined that no gun was involved. Santiago was transported to the Bayonne Medical Center to receive treatment for a pre-existing foot injury.

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