WESTFIELD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Delaware man found outside a New Jersey elementary school with a loaded gun and additional ammunition is now facing numerous charges.
Union County prosecutors say police went to the Tamaques school in Westfield just before 4 p.m. Thursday after authorities in Delaware told them a man later identified as Thomas Wilkie was headed there and might be armed. Classes had already concluded, but the school went on lockdown because after-school activities were taking place.READ MORE: Brooklyn Couple Hospitalized After Stabbing In Bushwick, Police Investigating
Wilkie, 46, was arrested after officer’s found him parked in the school’s parking lot, holding a .45 caliber pistol loaded with hollow-point bullets and two more loaded clips of ammunition on him. They say another 130 additional rounds were found in the trunk of his SUV.READ MORE: Senate Moves Forward With Stimulus Bill Marathon After Nearly 12 Hour Stalemate
Authorities haven’t said why Wilkie drove to the school.
Wilkie’s been charged with weapons possession, possession of hollow-point bullets, and trespassing charges. If convicted of the most serious charges, he could face 5-10 years prison.MORE NEWS: New York Weather: CBS2’s 3/6 Saturday Morning Forecast
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