Reston man arrested on weapons charges in N.J.
The Associated Press is reporting that authorities in New Jersey have arrested a Virginia man on weapons charges after he fled from officers responding to a suspicious-person report early Monday.
Wayne Forrest, the prosecutor in Somerset County, in central New Jersey, said Lloyd Woodson, 43, of Reston was wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying a semiautomatic rifle concealed under his jacket when officers encountered him at a convenence store in Branchburg shortly before 4 a.m.
He fled to a nearby trailer park, where he was arrested.
Forrest said a search of the Branchburg motel room where Woodson was staying turned up additional weapons;, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, including hollow-point bullets; a night-vision scope; police scanner and a map of a military installation.
The Star-Ledger reported that the federal government’s Joint Terrorism Task Force joined the investigation. The newspaper also said that Forrest declined to identify the military base depicted on Woodson’s maps.
| January 25, 2010; 10:26 PM ET
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