New York, Aug 6: Two persons have been rescued by police from a hostage situation in a US city, right outside the Newark International Airport.
As per local media reports, it is said that the suspect was still inside the building.
Swat teams have cordoned off the building at 451 Frelinghuysen Avenue. It is listed as an address of several manufacturing and shipping companies, and is about a block away from the Newark-Liberty International Airport transit station in New Jersey.Video from the scene showed a Bearcat armored vehicle parked behind the building, with armored SWAT team members taking an African-American man into custody.
A major hub for United Airlines, Newark Liberty (EWR) is the second-busiest airport in the New York City area, serving 37.5 million passengers in 2015.
Police was informed around 1 p.m. about a “person with a gun” inside the building. Two people were evacuated by police, WABC reports, observing that they were the new owners of the building who were apparently confronted by a squatter armed with a shotgun.