November 12, 2021
MANSFIELD, NJ (BURLINGTON)–Around 5:30 p.m. New Jersey State Police was in pursuit of a vehicle South Bound on the New Jersey Turnpike. There were unconfirmed reports that the pursuit started due to brandishing a firearm at an off-duty police officer. NJ State Police reportedly deployed stop sticks at certain locations on the turnpike but were unsuccessful. Eventually a NJ State Police Major that the vehicle could be stopped using a “Box In” maneuver. The maneuver worked and the vehicle was stopped in Mansfield Township around the 51-mile marker south of Exit 7 but just before the change for the PA Turnpike Extension. Once the vehicle was stopped the two occupants were taken into custody.
This is a breaking news report from witnesses, sources, and radio traffic. Once official information becomes available from the NJ State Police the story will be updated and any corrections made. (See link above for update)