01:17 GMT01 March 2021
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    Police in Newark, New Jersey have rescued two people from a hostage situation on the roof of a building near the international airport. The suspect is reportedly in custody after SWAT teams searched the building.

    The rescued individuals are reportedly the new owners of the building, according to local media. While conducting a walkthrough of their new property, the two individuals were taken at gunpoint by the suspect, who may have been a squatter.

    Early reports suggested the suspect was armed with a shotgun, though it now appears the weapon was only a bb gun.

    The suspect is in custody.

    The incident occurred at 451 Frelinghuysen Avenue, blocks from Newark Liberty International Airport.

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