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Longshoreman Suspended After Arrest for Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Weapon

February 18, 2020

Today, the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor temporarily suspended the registration of longshoreman James Gunshefski Jr., 33, of Bayonne, New Jersey, pending an administrative hearing. Gunshefski had worked at Global Container Terminals in Bayonne as a maintenance worker, for which his last reported earnings were over $160,000. The temporary suspension was the result of his arrest on February 3, 2020, in Jersey City, New Jersey, for Aggravated Assault Causing Serious Bodily Injury (a crime of the second degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (a crime of the third degree), and Possession of a Weapon (a crime of the fourth degree) in which he allegedly assaulted the victim with a frying pan and both punched and kicked her, causing a broken rib, metatarsal fracture, lumbar spine fracture, and contusions.

Gunshefski is temporarily barred from the waterfront pending his administrative hearing at the Waterfront Commission. The hearing will determine whether the Waterfront Commission will revoke, cancel, or further suspend Gunshefski’s registration as a longshoreman (maintenance worker).

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is prosecuting the pending criminal matter.

Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor