Man Found with Gun Outside East Orange Day Care Center, Charter School

A man found with a loaded weapon outside a child care center and charter school East Orange had school officials lockdown the facilities this morning.

Police responded to the vicinity of 44 Washington Street at around 8:30 a.m. after they were called to that location for a man waving what appeared to be a weapon.

According to preliminary reports, arriving police units found the suspect in possession of the gun and placed him in custody.

The educational facilities remained in session after the lockdown.

There were no injuries reported.

The investigation remains active.

44 Washington Street, East Orange, NJ, 07017