Red Bulls Defender Arrested for Alleged Assault on Cop

Wilman Conde, a Colombian-born defender for New York Red Bulls, was arrested eraly Saturday morning for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

The 29-year-old Conde was released on his own recognizance pending a hearing in Fort Lee Municipal Court later this month.

According to the Fort Lee police report, the police were called to Conde's apartment at 5:30 a.m. Saturday on a noise complaint. When police arrived, they heard loud music coming from the apartment.

As the police officers encountered Conde and the co-owner of the apartment, Fhanor Domínguez-Sánchez, they found the pair to be "very intoxicated and belligerent to the responding officers," the report read.

When one of the officers asked the identity of a female guest, Conde "became loud and got in the way of the officer."

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Conde then allegedly pushed the officer repeatedly, causing his arrest.

Conde, who joined the Red Bulls in January after gaining a release from Atlas in the Mexican Premier Division, is a Colombian native who played four seasons with the Chicago Fire of MLS.

The Red Bulls issued a statement Saturday: "We are aware of the situation and are in the process of gathering information. We have no further comment at this time."

Domínguez-Sánchez was issued a summons for excessive noise.

Conde has played in only two of the Red Bulls' 10 matches this season, due to a groin injury. He was not expected to play in Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Union in Chester, Pa.

Based on reporting by The Associated Press.

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