Authorities said the chase began in Lyndhurst over a stolen vehicle and ended around 2:34 a.m. with shots fired at the intersection of Rutherford Avenue and Ridge Road in Rutherford.
The meeting is the first session of a task force created after revelations that the New York Police Department was conducting secret surveillance of mosques and Muslim student groups in New Jersey.
The attorney general made the remarks at a Senate hearing when asked by Sen. Frank Lautenberg how a law enforcement agency could spy on another state’s residents without notifying authorities.
The suspect has not been identified, but an official says the suspect led state troopers and local officers in Newark and Summit on a chase in a car that had been reported carjacked at gunpoint.
Participants aligned with the Occupy Wall Street protest have removed their tents from New Jersey’s World War II Memorial in Trenton after police told them they could not keep any “permanent structures” at the site.