Police in Linden took several individuals into custody and charged them with assaulting officers during a brawl at a high school Wednesday.
According to authorities, at around 12:45 p.m., there was a motor vehicle stop conducted in the area of 117 W. Street Georges Avenue, near Linden High School.
As officers were conducting the stop, several juveniles were in the area squirting water guns and throwing water balloons at each other.
According to the Police, this incident was unrelated to the traffic stop.
At some point, officials said an 18-year-old male pointed a water gun at one of the Linden Officers and squirted it, hitting him in the face with water.
The officer then attempted to detain him and he became combative and was subsequently arrested for disorderly conduct.
During this encounter, Linden Police said the group of juveniles grew to approximately 30-40, with several acting disorderly and aggressive towards officers, prompting police to request assistance from other municipalities.
During the encounter, several officers sustained minor injuries.
Three additional juveniles were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and aggravated assault on an officer.