November 10, 2017




Hudson City Police revive two unconscious people in one day

HUDSON – Two people discovered unconscious in separate incidents on Thursday were saved by Hudson City Police officers.

Just after 7 a.m., a motorist called after spotting a man lying on the ground in a playground adjacent to Bliss Towers at 41 N. 2nd Street. Officers discovered Michael Johnson, 31, of Hudson unconscious and not breathing. Officers administered CPR reviving him before he was transported by Greenport Rescue Squad to Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Officers suspect Johnson may have been intoxicated or impaired and had been outside in the freezing temperature for most of the evening. Charges against him are pending as he had been ordered to stay off Bliss Towers property.

Johnson was arrested on August 18 for possession of a loaded stolen handgun on the 200 block of Long Alley. On October 27, he pled guilty to the charges and is out on bail awaiting sentencing in Columbia County Court on December 5.

“Mr. Johnson has commanded a lot of attention from out department over recent years,” said Chief Edward Moore. “Aside from his dozen or so arrests since 2009 and his possession of a loaded weapon during our violent summer, he was also the uncooperative victim of the elevator beating on July 13 at Bliss Towers.

In the other incident on Thursday, at 1 p.m., officers were called to 7 South 7th Street for a report of a woman who had possibly overdosed and was unconscious.

Responding officers found a 28-year-old Chatham woman and administered Narcan at which time her breathing was restored. She was transported to the hospital where she was treated.


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