On January 6, 2022, the Middlesex Township Police were dispatched to a local business for an intoxicated employee who was threatening staff. Upon arrival the officer found the that the suspect Nathan Linton had forced his way into an office by breaking down the door.
The officer was able to place Linton into custody who was under the influence of alcohol. After placing Linton into custody Linton became enraged and threw his head backwards headbutting the officer. This caused both the Officer and Linton to fall to the ground. The officer was able to regain control of Linton with assistance from bystanders until backup units arrived.
Linton was transported to the Cumberland County Prison.