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Newark Man Caught with Loaded Gun on George Washington Bridge

By kcora on
Newark Fort Lee

A 28-year-old Newark man found in possession of a loaded weapon following a traffic stop Monday on the George Washington Bridge has police investigating.

According to police, officer Patrick Devins saw a 2003 Honda cross a solid white line on the lower level at approximately 5:30 p.m.

When the officer stopped the vehicle, he noticed modifications that indicated a hidden compartment, often used to conceal contraband authorities said.

The driver, later identified as Haniel Saldana, allowed the search which ultimately led to the seizure of a loaded Glock 9-mm pistol.

Police arrested Saldana and charged him with possession of a weapon, resisting arrest, careless driving and making an unsafe lane change.

He was being held at the Bergen County Jail, according to police.