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Suspect arrested in Route 1 hotel robbery and assault in South Brunswick

A man allegedly robbed the front desk manager and assaulted people in the lobby at the Hotel Vincenza on Route 1 Saturday, and then attacked two police officers.

Just after noon Saturday two officers arrived at the hotel after police received a 911 call. The hotel manager told police that a person staying at the hotel, Kevin Thompson-Perry,27, of West Paterson had assaulted two employees and a minor all while stealing cash from the register. The manager said Thompson-Perry then fled the lobby and headed back to his hotel room.

The two officers went to the room and knocked on the door. The officers instructed Thompson-Perry to exit the room but he refused. One officer entered the room and Thompson-Perry allegedly knocked him into a wall. The officers wrestled Thompson-Perry to the ground as he spit at them, police said. The officers were able to subdue the suspect and handcuff him.

Thompson-Perry was charged with robbery, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, resisting arrest, throwing bodily fluids at a law enforcement officer, simple assault, and burglary. He was processed and taken to the Middlesex County Correction Center.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

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