Suspect arrested after SWAT team response in Newark

Newark police have apprehended a homeless man who prompted a SWAT team response when he confronted the new owners of the building he was allegedly

The SWAT team is on the scene of hostage situation on Frelinghuysen Ave. in Newark.

The SWAT team is on the scene of hostage situation on Frelinghuysen Ave. in Newark. (8/5/16)

NEWARK - Newark police have apprehended a homeless man who prompted a SWAT team response when he confronted the new owners of the building he was allegedly squatting in.

Police were called to 451 Frelinghuysen Ave. around 12:43 p.m. after the new property owners reported that they found a man with a gun inside the building. The owners fled to the roof and had to be rescued by the SWAT team.

Police apprehended the man and seized a BB gun that was found inside the building.

Officials did not immediately release the homeless man’s name or if he would be facing any charges.

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