NJ police recruit injured during boxing exercise dies
The circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation
By Suzie Ziegler
SEA GIRT, N.J. — A New Jersey State Police recruit died Tuesday after officials said he was injured last week during a training exercise.
In a Facebook post Thursday, state police said a recruit fell unconscious during a boxing bout with a fellow classmate.
The recruit, identified as 27-year-old Lucas Homeijer, was taken to a hospital where he later died, according to FOX 29.
The state attorney general’s office is reviewing the circumstances of the incident, said FOX 29. Police say all countermeasures/boxing classes have been suspended pending the review.
Officials haven’t released the cause of Homeijer’s death.