Newark roads open again after police take man armed with rifle, handgun into custody

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All roads in Newark have reopened following a police investigation into an armed man that shut down multiple streets Wednesday afternoon.

Police closed off Ogletown Road and nearby roads after they received reports of an armed man in the area, according to Newark police spokesperson Lt. Andrew Rubin. Rubin said that the 31-year-old man from Newark, whom they identified as a former United States Marine, was taken into custody and confirmed that no shots were fired.

Newark police received a call around noon, reporting an armed man in the parking lot of the United States Army Reserve Training Center at 1001 Ogletown Road, according to Rubin.

The caller reported that the man "had placed a cover over his vehicle and placed an ammunition can and other objects on the ground around the vehicle," Rubin said.

As a result, police evacuated the building and shut down Ogletown Road between Library Avenue and White Clay Center Drive. Marrows Road between Ogletown Road and Wyoming Road was also closed.

Roads closed in Newark as police conduct investigation.
Roads closed in Newark as police conduct investigation.

According to police, the man was pacing in the parking lot armed with a rifle and a handgun, both of which were loaded. Police said that no shots were fired and the man did not make any threatening verbal statements.

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He was arrested and taken into custody by police, Rubin said. Later Wednesday, police announced that the man was charged with one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and two counts of aggravated menacing.

The man did not have any affiliation with the training facility, police said.

As of Wednesday night, he remained at the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington after failing to post $58,000 cash bail.

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This article originally appeared on Delaware News Journal: Newark police take armed man into custody along Ogletown Road