Police: PA Man Arrested After Showing Gun, Shoving Officer in Atlantic City, NJ
A man from Pennsylvania is facing charges in Atlantic City after he allegedly pulled a handgun out of a bag and shoved a police officer earlier this week.
During the early morning hours of Sunday, August 27th, an Atlantic City police officer was stopped by a citizen reporting that a man pulled a handgun on him.
The driver said that while he was stopped at a traffic light the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd. and Pacific Avenue, a man on a sidewalk pulled a gun out from a bag; the driver fled the area.
Authorities say they located the suspect, 30-year-old Sean Bennett of Chester, PA, in the 1600 block of Pacific Avenue.
[Bennett] did not comply with commands provided by police officers. Bennett shoved Officer [Adrian] Nunez-Santos and attempted to flee. After a struggle on the ground, Bennett was taken into custody with the assistance of Officers Jesse Oliver-Logan, Jennifer Sanchez, and Tyke White. Bennett was found in possession of a loaded handgun, a knife, ecstasy, and synthetic K2.
Bennett is facing the following charges:
- Aggravated assault
- Aggravated assault on a police officer
- Obstruction of justice
- Resisting arrest
- 2 counts of unlawful possession of a weapon
- Possession of hollow-point ammunition
- Possession of CDS
Bennett was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.