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Police Release Statement on Uptown Hoboken Assaults That Injured 6 Residents

by Jennifer Tripucka
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Editor’s note: We normally keep it to lifestyle content and “light” news, as our goal is always to uplift, but when it comes to safety, we want residents to be informed. The Hoboken Police Department released a statement on Saturday, December 11th to the media regarding the attacks that left several residents injured.

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The police statement:

“On Thursday December 9th, 2021 at approximately 10:45AM, the Hoboken Police Department responded to the area of 11th and Jefferson Street on the report of a male striking people with a crutch. As officers responded dispatch received additional calls advising the department that the male had stuck multiple people with the crutch.

Officers Wilfredo Gomez and Roberto Cuevas arrived first on scene and attempted to stop the individual however he refused to comply with their orders. At this time, Sgt. Joe Lucignano and Officer Dylan Archilla arrived on scene. The male who was identified as (Leonardo Clanton 37 of New York) continued to take batting stances with the crutch while yelling at the officers to shoot him.

The officers were able to safely arrest Mr. Clanton without incident. During the on-scene investigation officers determined that Mr. Clanton assaulted a total of 6 people one of which he knew. Some of the victims were transported to a local hospital for their injuries while others refused medical attention.

Based on his actions Mr. Clanton was charged with: 6 counts of Aggravated Assault, 1 count Resisting Arrest, 1 count Unlawful possession of a weapon, 1 count Possession of a weapon for Unlawful purposes. Additionally, while at police headquarters Mr. Clanton refused to allow officers to fingerprint him and he was charged for that as well.

Mr. Clanton was processed then transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

The Hoboken Girl followed up with the police via email regarding reports that at the time, Wallace Elementary School had been on lockdown. According to police, “Although a victim did walk into Wallace school and met with one of our officers there the school was never put into lockdown. By the time that occurred the responding units already had control of the situation.”

 

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