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.