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NPD-1 Assists with Pursuit, Apprehension of Two Armed Males in Newark


Newark's aviation unit NPD-1 assisted in a pursuit that resulted in police taking down two suspects who were armed with guns in Newark's Central Ward Friday. 

At approximately 8:30 p.m., police identified two males armed with guns after an investigation near 310 Irvine Turner Boulevard. 

When officers attempted to question the suspects, both males sprinted away from cops and led them on a pursuit through the Central Ward community. 

The NPD-1 hovering over the city and responding to several calls made its way to assist officers with overhead tracking of the suspects who continued to run from police. 

Police caught up with the males, placed them under arrest, and found two loaded pistols after canvassing the neighborhood. 

According to authorities, firefighters responded to the scene to extinguish a police cruiser smoking after the incident. 

There were no serious injuries reported.