Franklin Township NJ police officers arrested two men who were allegedly in possession of firearms at a local Wal-Mart.
According to authorities, the suspects were inside the Wal-Mart store located on Route 23 in Franklin NJ and “broadcasting themselves handling various weapons.” The Franklin Township Police Department received calls about the suspects and dispatched cops to the scene.
When Franklin NJ officers arrived at the Wal-Mart store, they found the suspects and conducted a search. That search allegedly resulted in police finding a 9mm automatic handgun, a large-capacity ammunition magazine, a 30-round polymer magazine, various hollow-point bullets, and a gold set of brass knuckles.
The suspects, 19-year-old residents of Macon, Georgia, were reportedly in New Jersey as part of a traveling maintenance company.
Both suspects face criminal charges for multiple weapons offenses, including unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of hollow-point bullets, possession of a large-capacity ammunition magazine, and possession of a weapon other than a firearm.
On top of that, one of the suspects also faces criminal charges for making terroristic threats. That’s because reportedly threatened to murder one of the arresting officers after being detained.
The suspects were arrested, processed, and transported to the Sussex County Jail. They were being held at the jail in lieu of bail amounts ranging from $25,000 to $35,000.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Pair Arrested in N.J. Wal-Mart after Brandishing Guns on Social Media.”