Newark New Jersey police arrested two men on weapons charges after a routine traffic stop in the city’s South Ward.
Members of the Newark Firearms Interdiction Team were on patrol near Fabyan Place and Beverly Street in Newark, near the NJ Institute of Technology, when they reportedly observed a vehicle running a red light.
According to officials, the driver of the car also made an illegal U-turn. Newark police responded by pulling over the vehicle.
When police officers approached the vehicle and shined a flashlight inside, they allegedly saw a handgun on the floor. Police later searched the car and seized a loaded .45-caliber gun.
The two suspects were subsequently arrested and charged with various weapons offenses, including illegal possession of a handgun.
The Newark police director praised the officers who made the arrests. He said that their efforts resulted in the removal of an illegal gun from the streets of Newark.
Authorities are asking the public for assistance with the continuing investigation into the recent incident. Anyone who has information about the suspects is asked to call the Newark Police Department’s Crime Stoppers tip line at 877-NWK-TIPS or 877-NWK-GUNS.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “2 Arrested After Car Runs Red Light in Newark.”