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BLACKWOOD, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--On Friday, January 27, 2023, at approximately 1:53 pm, Gloucester Township Police responded to the area of Autumn Ridge Apartments in the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township, New Jersey for the report of an argument where it was reported that one subject was believed to be armed with a handgun. User67026-1674854103-media1_030214_240_180_PrsMe_

While officers were responding to the call, it was reported that the suspect fled on foot. Surrounding schools were then placed in a secure protocol for the safety of the students. Officers contacted a victim who stated one subject was seen with a handgun. Police set up a perimeter within the Autumn Ridge Apartment complex and called a K9 Officer to the scene to assist with a track.

No suspects were taken into custody at this time, and this case is currently an active investigation.

If anyone has additional information or knowledge of similar incidents, please call 9-1-1, the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500 or call our GTPD Anonymous Crime Tip Line: 856-842-5560.

To send an anonymous tip via text message to Gloucester Township Police, text the keyword TIP GLOTWPPD and your tip message to 888777. You may also click here to access our Anonymous Web Tip page:

Gloucester Township Police Department
1261 Chews Landing Rd
Clementon, NJ 08021

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500