NEWARK, New Jersey — Police seized two loaded handguns and arrested three Newark men in separate incidents Tuesday, including one man who was accused of threatening a woman with a gun, authorities said.

Newark detectives with the Special Enforcement Bureau saw Laquan Jackson, 33, with a loaded 9mm handgun around 7 a.m. at the Riverview Court housing complex, according to city Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose. Jackson, a Newark resident, also allegedly had a Ziplock bag of marijuana.

Police arrested Jackson without incident on weapons and drug offenses, authorities said.

In another arrest, a tipster reported seeing a man with a gun inside a van near Johnson and Clinton Avenue around 12:40 p.m., Ambrose said in a statement. 

Officers stopped the van and saw a loaded .40 caliber handgun in the vehicle, police said. The men in the vehicle, Yasin Calloway and Jamal Johnson, both 36-year-old Newark residents, were each charged with weapons offenses.

Calloway was also accused of pointing a gun at a woman near Madison and Shanley avenues during an argument earlier that day, authorities said. He was charged with aggravated assault and terroristic threats charges in that incident.

Both were released for free on June 13 according to jail records, due to New Jersey bail reform that took place on January 1, 2017. 

 

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