Glen Ridge Police busted a man who they say was armed with a gun and resisted arrest after leading officers on a foot pursuit in the town Friday morning.
According to a statement released by police, at approximately 1:13 AM, Officer Anthony Re was dispatched to the 900 block of Bloomfield Avenue to speak with a rideshare driver about a dispute with a passenger.
Police officials said the victim advised that a dispute took place over the fare and that the passenger had already exited the vehicle.
During the dispute, police say the passenger motioned as if he had a firearm while arguing with the driver.
The victim was uninjured and the suspect immediately left the scene.
A short time later, Officer Andrew Waring and Officer Fuquannah Holley located the suspect walking on Bloomfield Avenue near Hurrell field.
While speaking with officers , the suspect was acting suspiciously and, when questioned about the incident, then ultimately ran away from officers across Bloomfield Avenue towards Freeman Parkway in an attempt to flee.
Officers Waring and Holley chased after the suspect and during the pursuit, they observed him throwing several items from his backpack over the Freeman Parkway Bridge.
Police said the foot chase continued east on Woodland Avenue and the suspect was soon apprehended in that area by all the above officers without further incident.
The suspect, Mr. Ahmad Daniels, 25 of Montclair, was arrested and taken into custody.
Officials say officers recovered a loaded handgun as well as a controlled dangerous substance on the scene.
Police charged Daniels with possession of a weapon, possession of hollow-point bullets, possession of an extended magazine, resisting arrest, and persons not to be in possession of a firearm.
He was later transferred to the Essex County Correctional Facility, police said.
This incident remains under investigation by the Glen Ridge Detective Bureau.