MAN DIES SHORTLY AFTER BEING HANDCUFFED IN LOWER TOWNSHIP

Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor

Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor

A man who was arrested in Lower Township ended up dead. The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office and the Lower Township Police Department say that James O’Neill was observed trying to break into a home on the 600 block of Wayne Ave in North Cape May. He had cuts on his arm from a broken window. The 40-year-old resisted arrest and the Lower Township Rescue were called in because of mental health issues. Attempts to revive O’Neill at the Cape Regional Medical Center were unsuccessful. O’Neill was being charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, and terroristic threats. The Prosecutor’s Office is reviewing the case.