A Brooklyn man has been charged with attempted murder, stemming from a shooting at American Dream earlier this month, State Police announced Tuesday evening.

On Monday, 20-year-old Anwar Stuart was arrested at his New York home.

He has been accused of shooting and seriously wounding a man during an attempted robbery at the retail and entertainment complex in East Rutherford on April 7.

The incident sent shoppers and mega-mall workers scrambling for safety.

Stuart was being held at Rikers Island, pending extradition to New Jersey.

He also has been charged with attempted robbery, conspiracy, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

The case is being handled by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.

Erin Vogt is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach her at erin.vogt@townsquaremedia.com

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