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Police are searching for a man who allegedly assaulted an officer on Gloucester Township Day – NBC10 Philadelphia

Law enforcement officials in Gloucester Township, New Jersey, have shared images of a person they are looking for after hundreds of people allegedly fought in a mass brawl that spread from a park hosting the community’s annual Gloucester Township Day event on Saturday. to the parking lot of a nearby shopping center.

On Wednesday morning, officials released an image of a man they say assaulted an officer during that incident.

An image of the suspect shared by Gloucester County Police.
An image of the suspect shared by Gloucester County Police.

According to police, on the evening of June 1 at approximately 9:54 p.m. — while law enforcement officers were dispersing a crowd at Urge Fitness, located across from the Gloucester Township Day Festivities on Chews Landing Road — this individual refused to comply with police commands and allegedly punched an officer during confrontation.

Police officials say the suspected assailant struck the officer “several times with a closed fist before being pepper-sprayed” and fled into the crowd.

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Police said the man was able to elude officers as he fled through the crowd.

Officials said he is just one of “many” suspects in the incident that police hope to identify. Officials are calling this person “Suspect 001” and say they plan to release information on additional individuals “in the coming weeks.”

Police are asking anyone who can provide information about this person to submit a tip anonymously https://gtpolice.com/tips or email them to [email protected].