HACKENSACK, N.J. — Authorities arrested a man who allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and punched a police officer at a New Jersey home Wednesday afternoon.
Hackensack police responded to a residence on James Street just before 2:30 p.m. after a neighbor called 911, authorities said.
When an officer attempted to ask the woman questions, police said Eddie Cruz-Dellvalle punched the officer in the face and continued kicking and punching as they went on the floor, according to police.
A second officer deployed a taser, and the suspect was handcuffed, cops said.
While handcuffed, Cruz-Dellvalle allegedly spit in an officer’s face.
The victim told police her boyfriend, Cruz-Dellvalle, had been drinking when he punched her in the face, hit her in the head with a household item and strangled her by squeezing his arm around her neck, according to authorities.
She was taken to the hospital and was treated for a non-life-threatening injury, police said.
The suspect was also taken to a hospital for minor complaints of pain while EMTs treated the officers for facial and knee injuries, police said.
Cruz-Dellvalle, 24, faces charges of aggravated assault by strangulation, aggravated assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, aggravated assault, resisting arrest and aggravated assault with bodily fluid, authorities said.