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Newark Man Accused Of Stealing Defibrillator From NYC PATH Station

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) (file/credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) (file/credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New Jersey man was arrested for the second time in as many months for allegedly stealing a defibrillator from a PATH station in New York City.

A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police department said Michael Howard, 20, was arrested Thursday aboard a PATH train at the 33rd Street station in Manhattan.

Spokesman Joe Pentangelo said police believe the Newark man stole the defibrillator from the 23rd Street station.

Howard is charged with possession of stolen property.

Pentangelo said Howard was arrested last month or stealing the medical device from the PATH station in Newark, N.J.

Defibrillators use electric shocks to jolt the heart back to normal after patients collapse from cardiac arrest.

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