Roxbury New Jersey police recently arrested a New Milford NJ man accused of carrying a weapon outside his residence and causing a major lockdown of several schools.
According to authorities, a number of people saw the suspect exiting a house located on Princeton Street in New Milford and carrying a shotgun. New Milford NJ police became aware of this potentially dangerous situation and dispatched police officers to the area in search of the suspect.
New Milford N police also notified area schools and locked down buildings to protect the students.
Law enforcement was eventually able to locate the suspect by tracking his cell phone. Police found the suspect driving his pickup truck on Interstate-80 in Roxbury Township, NJ. Patrol officers pulled over the suspect’s vehicle and placed him under arrest without further incident.
A subsequent search of the suspect’s truck allegedly turned up the shotgun that the suspect was seen carrying earlier in the day.
The suspect is a 24-year-old man from New Milford, New Jersey. He was taken to St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville New Jersey and evaluated for potential psychological issues. It is believed by law enforcement officials that the suspect was suicidal.
The suspect may eventually be charged with multiple criminal offenses, including making terroristic threats and unlawful possession of a shotgun.
For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Man with Shotgun Arrested after School Lockdown in New Milford.”