Frightening video: Body camera captures officer taking down armed man

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The body camera of a police officer in Newark captures the officer taking down an armed man, from the perspective of his camera.

Ahmaad Qualls has been accused of running from officers this past weekend, near Broadway and Herbert Place.

"Take your hands out, you don’t have any weapons or anything?”

“No I just came from my man’s house.”

“Stop, stop take your hands out -- Listen I’m just gonna check you real quick cause I see something right here.”

Qualls then proceeded to run away.

When officers caught up to him, he reached for his gun and threw it away.

Qualls is charged with resisting arrest and weapons counts.

Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose is praising the officers for their discipline during the arrest.

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