DEPTFORD (WTXF) - A woman was arrested Saturday afternoon after police say she threw Pine Sol in a police officer’s face in Deptford.
The incident occurred at 2:12 p.m. at the Deptford Park Apartments at 120 Pop Moylan Boulevard.
Officers responded to the area for a report of a 911 hang-up. When they arrived Officer Derek Mottershead attempted to speak with an apartment resident regarding the call.
After speaking to the resident for several minutes through a closed door, the female resident opened the door abruptly and threw liquid, later determined to be Pine Sol cleaning solution, into the officer’s face.
The resident, identified as 56-year-old Glynis Henson, was then arrested after a brief struggle with the officer.
The officer was taken to Inspira Medical Center-Woodbury by paramedics and later released after medical treatment.
“The officer responded to assist as a result of the 911 call and then becomes the victim of an unprovoked assault. We will not tolerate any such attacks on our police officers who protect and serve the township. This will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said Chief William Hanstein.
Henson was taken to police headquarters and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer and resisting arrest.