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2 Gloucester officers injured while arresting NJ man, cops say

GLOUCESTER — A pair of officers were injured trying to arrest a disorderly man after he threw a bottle at a passing car, police say.

Robert Allen, 36, faces two counts, including obstruction of justice and resisting arrest. Allen was released after his arrest with a pending court date “in accordance with NJ bail reform,” police said.

It started with the bottle thrown away on Friday morning, according to police. A driver driving past the La Cascata townhouses called the cops around 8:30 a.m. to report the bottle had hit his car.

The victim gave a report to the dispatch. When an officer answered the call, he spotted a man fitting that description near the Sunoco petrol station on Blackwood Clementon Road.

But when told to stop, police said the man, identified as Allen, continued walking and apparently ignored the order. Then he ran off in the Sunoco.

Once inside the gas station, Allen attempted to get behind the checkout counter, police say. The officer followed him inside.

As the attempted arrest unfolded, Allen began to “struggle” with the officer to get away, police said. It took other officers to arrive to help arrest the alleged bottle thrower.

Two police officers were injured in the fight and treated at the scene.

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