NUTLEY, NJ - A 29 year-old man will have to answer to aggravated assault charges after it was reported that he attacked a member of the Nutley Volunteer and Emergency and Rescue Squad (NVERS) who was responding to a call. 

According to the Nutley Police Department, a report was made to police on Monday about an individual acting erratically on Centre St. Police arrived to find a man screaming, yelling, and acting disorderly. According to police, the party, Timmy Murphy, appeared to be under the influence. 

A unit from NVERS responded to the scene. Murphy is reported to have then attacked one of the EMTs. Murphy continued to be combative and was placed under arrest prior to being transferred to hospital. 

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Police discovered that Murphy had an outstanding warrant out of the Essex County Sheriff's Office. He was later released on his own recognizance with a new court date.

The Essex County Prosecutors Office authorized aggravated assault on EMT (a 4th degree offense), and resisting arrest. Both were placed on the summons which was forwarded to Nutley Municipal Court. 

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