Man accused of threatening customers and pushing officer at Hull Bay eatery

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ST. THOMAS - V.I. Police arrested a man after he pushed an officer and threatened to kill patrons at Hull Bay Hideaway on St. Thomas, according to police.

Police arrested Phillip Johnson, 35, of Lindbergh Bay at 3:30 p.m. Monday and charged him with aggravated assault and battery, along with disturbing the peace and resisting arrest, according to V.I. Police Department spokeswoman Melody Rames.

Employees at Hull Bay Hideaway called police and complained that he was intoxicated and harassing customers.

When police arrived, they attempted to escort Johnson, who was near the bar, off the premises.

Johnson, however, pushed one of the officers and then ran.

One of the officers was able to get near Johnson and they fell to the ground in a tussle.

Police did not say whether officers used force to detain Johnson, though a booking photographed showed that he had scratches and bruises to his face.

Police took Johnson to Schneider Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

Johnson's bail was set at $25,000, and he was remanded to the V.I. Bureau of Corrections.

- Contact Jenny Kane at 714-9102 or email

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