The police arrested a man armed with a handgun after a chase on Clinton Street, according to public safety director Jerry Speziale.
Bilal McFadden, 25, of Paterson, has been charged with multiple weapons offenses. He was in middle of Clinton Street near North 6th Street at around 10:10 p.m. on Monday.
Police said after seeing detectives he began to run on foot. As he ran he allegedly discarded a weapon on the pavement on North 6th Street. His weapon was found under a parked car and secured, police said.
McFadden was arrested in a backyard on North 7th Street. He was taken to headquarters for processing and later lodged at the Passaic County Jail.