Police: PATH fare jumper armed with handgun arrested in Jersey City


A Jersey City man armed with a handgun fled from police after he was caught jumping the fare at the Journal Square Path Station yesterday afternoon, officials said.

Dashawn Jordan. Photo courtesy of Port Authority police.
Dashawn Jordan. Photo courtesy of Port Authority police.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Dashawn J. Jordan, 24, of Newark, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of prohibited weapons and devices, theft of services and resisting arrest, according to Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo.

At about 4:15 p.m. yesterday, on-duty, plain-clothed Port Authority police were on duty at the Journal Square Path Station in Jersey City, authorities said.

They saw the two suspects go through the turnstiles without paying the fare. The two officers identified themselves, displayed their ID and ordered the suspects to stop, police said.

Dean Jordan immediately complied with police’s commands but Dashawn Jordan fled by running towards a departing train, officials said.

An officer pursued the suspect down to track 4 and located the suspect hiding between two train cars. The officer then noticed a bulge in the suspect’s right front sweatshirt pocket, authorities said.

The officer reached in and pulled out a loaded .22 caliber pistol and he was also found to be in possession of hollow point bullets. Both suspects were placed under arrest and a computer check showed that both suspects also had several outstanding warrants, police said.

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