A 25-year-old North Arlington Man was left unconscious after an aggravated assault at Fourth and Madison on Sunday morning around 3 a.m., police said.
When police arrived in the area, officers noticed a large crowd of people as well as a white shuttle bus waiting on the corner, police said. On the ground was a man, who appeared to be unconscious, police said.
An ambulance was called, while one witness said that he could identify the alleged assaulter police said.
Police officers then went inside the white bus to ask Matthew Quigley, a 25-year-old Manalapan resident, to step out, according to reports.
Immediately, police said, Quigley refused to get out of the bus. "I'm not getting off the bus," he reportedly said, "I didn't assault anyone."
He began screaming at the officers, police said.
Another eye witness said that Quigley had allegedly punched the victim—a 25-year-old from North Arlington—and kicked him, causing him to lose consciousness almost immediately, police said.
Another eye witness then approached the police and told them that his girlfriend had been punched in the face in a fight in front of a west side nightclub, according to reports.
The alleged fight began outside of the club, when two groups walked out at the same time and got into a fight for unknown reasons, police said. There was pushing and shoving between the two groups, police said, causing "a scuffle."
It's unclear who hit the girl in the face, police said. The reasons for the argument are unknown, according to the report.
Quigley was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, obstructing adminstration of law, resisting arrest and eluding a police officer, police said.