Hostage Situation Outside Newark International Airport

Police have rescued two people from a hostage situation in New Jersey, at a warehouse near the Newark International Airport.1newarSWAT teams surrounded the building this afternoon. Listed as an address of several manufacturing and shipping companies, it is about a block away from the Newark-Liberty International Airport transit station.

Police was called in around 1 pm local time, after reports of a “person with a gun” inside the building.

Two people were evacuated from the roof by police, WABC reported, noting that they were the new owners of the building who were apparently confronted by a squatter armed with a shotgun. A man was arrested.

The drama unfolded mere minutes away from the Newark Liberty International Airport, the second-busiest airport in the New York City area, serving 37.5 million passengers a year.