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Police arrest man for threatening person with a gun in Morris County

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Morris County man was arrested after he allegeldy threatened another person with a handgun in Hanover Township, according to Police.

On Jan. 2, an officer responded to the Red Carpet Inn for a report of a man banging on a door threatening another tenant with a handgun, police said.

Officers located the man, identified as Derek Becker, 50, who currently resides at the Red Carpet Inn, standing in the hallway and police observed what appeared to be a handgun sticking out of his pants. A brief struggle ensued and he was arrested, police said.

The firearm had a working trigger and looked authentic but had a pin installed into the chamber/barrel not allowing for ammunition to be loaded, police said.

Becker was charged with terroristic threats, harassment and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes. He was then transported to the Morris County jail pending a court appearance, police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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