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Police Arrest Armed Man on Avon Avenue in Newark


Police took a man into custody then charged him with possessing a loaded weapon in a section of Newark Saturday. 

Police were dispatched to the area of Avon Avenue and Farley Street to investigate reports of a person with a gun around 2:44 p.m. 

Units arrived in the area and found a male fitting the description, then initiated the investigation. 

When officers attempted to question the suspect, the unidentified male bolted away from the police and led them on a brief pursuit.  

According to police, the man was captured a short time later and required medical attention for non-life threatening injuries after he fell during the pursuit. 

The incident is under investigation.