SOUTH BRUNSWICK — Police officers responding to reports of a robbery at the Hotel Vincenza on Saturday found the robber in his hotel room ready for a fight, authorities say.

According to the South Brunswick Police Department, Kevin Thompson-Perry, 27, of West Paterson had robbed the front desk manager and assaulted people in the lobby before going back to his hotel room. After refusing demands to leave the room, police said, two officers found Thompson-Perry "in a fighting stance," when they entered the room.

One officer was knocked into a wall before Thompson-Perry, was eventually taken to the ground, police said.

Police said Thompson-Perry spit on the officers while he was being handcuffed.

"The officers were faced with a suspect who was highly agitated and looking to do battle," Chief Raymond Hayducka said. "Their quick and decisive actions resolved the situation before it could escalate any further."

Thompson-Perry was charged with robbery, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, resisting arrest, throwing bodily fluids at a law enforcement officer, simple assault and burglary. He was taken to the Middlesex County Correction Center.

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Contact reporter Adam Hochron at 609-359-5326 or Adam.Hochron@townsquaremedia.com

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