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Police Officer Attacked by 2 Men in New Jersey: Officials

A police officer investigating a double-parked vehicle was attacked by two men and knocked to the ground in the brawl, police said. 

Both suspects were arrested. One was taken into custody when other officers intervened; the second fled, changed clothes and stood among the crowd when he was recognized and arrested, police said. 

Officer Adam Fingeroth was investigating a double-parked vehicle on Howard Drive in Bergenfield when the driver, Junior Jimenez-Mariano, 21, got out of the vehicle and attacked, police said. 

The pair was on the ground when Daniel Jimenez-Villanueva, 20, also attacked the officer, police said. 

Officers from Bergenfield, Teaneck, Englewood, Tenafly and Bergen County's K9 unit responded, police said. 

It's not clear whether Jimenez-Mariano or Jimenez-Villanueva had attorneys. 

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