Two police officers are recovering after investigators say they were involved in a scuffle with a mother and her two teenage sons.
On Monday, around 7:30 p.m., Gloucester Township Police officers responded to a home on Fraser Road in Blackwood, New Jersey for a report of a fight between two brothers. When they arrived, police say the 17 and 16-year-old teen boys were fist fighting and refused to listen to the officers when they told them to stop.
Investigators say the officers used pepper spray on both teens in order to break them apart. Police say one of the brothers then ran off on foot. After a short foot chase, officers managed to apprehend him, according to investigators.
The teen then allegedly began to resist arrest and had to be restrained by several other responding officers. During the struggle, police say 73-year-old Cathyrine Foster, the mother of the two boys, jumped onto the backs of the officers and tried to pull them off her son. Foster was eventually captured and taken into custody.
Police say two officers suffered minor injuries as a result of the teenager resisting arrest. They were treated at Virtua Hospital, Voorhees and released a short time later.
The 17-year-old boy will be housed at the Juvenile Detention Center, Lakeland, NJ for pending aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest charges.
The 16-year-old boy was charged with simple assault and released on a juvenile petition pending a future court date.
Finally, Foster was charged with obstruction of justice and released pending a future court date.