Police: North Carolina man caught with loaded handgun outside Secaucus hotel

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A North Carolina man was caught with a loaded handgun outside of a Secaucus hotel after they noticed the weapon in his car door, Police Chief Dennis Miller said.

Rasul Wilson. Photo courtesy of the Secaucus Police Department.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On August 14, at approximately 3:11 p.m., the Secaucus Police Department’s Anti-Crime Unit was in the area of the Meadowlands Plaza Hotel, 40 Wood Ave.

They observed a man fitting the description of a person that was wanted for gun possession at the same hotel earlier in the week, but evaded capture.

While speaking to this man, a handgun was observed in the door pocket of the vehicle he was driving within his immediate reach.

It was later determined he was not the wanted man, but Rasul Wilson, 29, of North Carolina, was arrested for possessing a loaded Taurus G3C 9mm handgun.

The handgun was loaded with a 16-round magazine, which contained hollow point and full metal jacket ammunition. Additional handgun ammunition was also seized from within the vehicle.

“With my full support, our Anti-Crime Unit will continue to probe the hotels within Secaucus in an attempt to suppress criminal activity,” Miller added.

“The results of this proactive policing unit, led by Detective Sergeant Giacomo Sallustio, are nothing short of exemplary.”

Wilson was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a
high-capacity magazine, possession of hollow point ammunition, and unlawful possession of handgun ammunition.

As a result, he was processed and remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.