A Hoboken man was arrested outside a local supermarket on Saturday afternoon after he was caught with a BB gun patrons mistook for a real weapon, police said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Diego Castellanos, 49, of Hoboken, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, according to Police Det. Sgt. Edgardo Cruz.
Saturday around 3:59 p.m., police were dispatched to the Big Banner Supermarket, located at 401 Jackson St., on a report that a man was in possession of a handgun, authorities said.
Several witnesses noticed the defendant, grabbed him and removed the weapon until police arrived, officials said.
Police determined that the weapon was actually a BB gun and that Castellanos did not try to use it on anyone.
Castellanos was arrested and remanded to the Hudson County jail, authorities said.