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Bloomfield Man Accused of Assaulting Madison Officers

Madison Bloomfield

An 18-year-old Bloomfield man is accused of assaulting Madison officers and damaging patrol vehicle during transport.

According to police, Madison Patrol Officers were dispatched to Drew University, Foster Hall, for a report of a suspicious male in the dorm Sunday shortly after 2 a.m.

A witness provided an account of the incident and described the actor as white male, tan pants, and denim jacket that was knocking on various dorm room doors, arguing with others in the building, allegedly stating he was in possession of a handgun.

Upon arrival, Liam M. Kealy, who was a student at Drew University, was developed as a suspect.

Shortly thereafter, Foster Hall was secured and a perimeter was set up. Madison Patrol units searched the building and located Kealy, who was standing on the second floor of Foster Hall.

After an investigation, there was no evidence found that the suspect was in possession of a handgun but he was placed under arrest for 2nd degree creating false public alarm and disorderly conduct and transported back to Madison Police Department for processing.

While being transported to headquarters, Kealy reportedly damaged the interior of a Madison patrol vehicle by kicking the inside of the rear door. As he was being processed at headquarters, Kealy became belligerent and combative an ultimately struck three officers and spit on them.

One officer was injured during the assault but refused medical attention for an elbow injury.

After being processed at headquarters, Kealy was additionally charged with 3 counts of 4th degree aggravated on a police officer, criminal mischief, and resisting arrest.

He was transported to the Morris County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail. Kealy’s charges will be heard in Morris County Superior Court.

Florham Park Police Department and Drew University-Department of Public Safety assisted in the investigation.