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The view from the 100 block of East Second Street in North Wildwood, New Jersey.

November 28, 2016

Police: Woman assaulted officers, firefighter during arrest at Jersey Shore

A South Jersey woman allegedly assaulted two police officers and a firefighter during an arrest at the Jersey Shore, authorities announced Monday.

Elizabeth Sanders, 43, of Cape May County, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, one count of aggravated assault on a firefighter, three counts of throwing bodily fluid and one count of resisting arrest, the North Wildwood Police Department said.

The incident occurred Nov. 17 around 8:45 p.m. in the city's bar district.

Police received a report of a disorderly woman near the intersection of Walnut and Olde New Jersey Avenues. Responding officers found Sanders on the 100 block of East Second Street.

When officers attempted to arrest her, Sanders kicked two officers in the leg and groin, bit one of the officers and a firefighter, and spit on all three.

Sanders was eventually taken into custody and sent to Cape May County Correctional Center on $15,000 bail.