Hackensack Basketball Game Ends with Brawl, Two Arrested for Assault
The scary incident occurred sometime after the basketball game ended at Hackensack High School. Teaneck High School won the basketball contest by a score of 75-65.
A massive crowd gathered after the game and reportedly began to engage in unruly behavior. The raucous crowd prompted Hackensack school officials to contact the Hackensack Police Department, which dispatched officers to the scene.
According to the Hackensack police director, “A fight broke out and it started to escalate.” When the officers got to the school, they ordered the people in the crowd to disperse and leave the area.
Thankfully, no one was seriously injured as a result of the incident.
Hackensack NJ police officers ended up arresting two people in connection with the brawl.
The two people who were placed under arrest could potentially face criminal charges for aggravated assault.
If the suspects are ultimately convicted on aggravated assault charges, they could be in store for severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1, a conviction for third degree aggravated assault could lead to a sentence of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “2 Arrested in High School Brawl after Hackensack-Teaneck Game.”