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Authorities Seek Suspect in Lawrence Township Aggravated Assault UPDATE: Captured

Lawrence Township (Cumberland)

By: Yuritza Arroyo

Authorities in Cumberland County announced that the New Jersey State Police Troop "A" Port Norris Station is seeking the public's assistance with identifying a male suspect wanted in connection with an aggravated assault that occurred in Lawrence Township.

According to officials, on February 11th, a juvenile victim encountered the male suspect, described as a short, white male believed to be in his 30s, with a red-colored beard and wearing a dark hooded jacket.

Officials say during the brief interaction, the suspect pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun with a dark brown grip and pressed it on the juvenile's head.

An approaching vehicle interrupted the suspect, who fled on foot, heading east on Iron Bridge Road. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact  the State Police Port Norris Station at  856-785-0036