Police recently arrested two Essex County NJ men who got into a physical altercation on the Rutgers University campus in Piscataway, New Jersey. The fight turned particularly violent when one of the men allegedly fired a gun at a vehicle.
The violent incident went down just before 5:00 p.m. in Lot 103 of the Rutgers Livingston campus in Piscataway, NJ. The suspects reportedly began to argue with each other in the parking lot. One of the men allegedly flashed a handgun, while the other man allegedly had a machete in his hands.
Police officers investigated the incident and spoke with witnesses, who said that they saw the suspects attack each other in the parking lot. At one point, said witnesses, one of the suspects used a handgun to fire a gunshot into a parked car.
One of the suspects is a 22-year-old man from Bloomfield, New Jersey. He is the one who allegedly fired the gun. As a result, police charged him with multiple weapons offenses, including unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. The Bloomfield NJ man has also been charged with simple assault.
Meanwhile, the other suspect, a 22-year-old Newark NJ man, has been charged with simple assault as well.
Neither of the suspects is believed to be affiliated with Rutgers University in any way.
Thankfully, no one sustained any injuries as a result of the assault incident.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “2 Charged after Report of Duo Wielding Gun, Machete at Rutgers.”