JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man faces weapons charges after he allegedly brought a two-foot long machete, two other knives, a stun gun, metal knuckles and pepper spray to a dance recital.
Jackson police say 53-year-old Lawrence Northrup of Manchester was taken into custody Saturday near Jackson Memorial High School. They went to the school after security guards said Northrup was acting suspiciously.READ MORE: Jersey Shore Residents Bracing For 12 Or More Inches Of Snow: ‘I Hope We Don’t Lose Power’
Authorities say Northrup never made any threats while at the school, but they have not been able determine why he was there. And they say that while he was being processed, Northrup tried to harm himself and had to be restrained.READ MORE: Police Investigating Suspicious Death After Man Found Unresponsive On West Philadelphia Golf Course
He was taken to a hospital for an evaluation, but further details were not disclosed.
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