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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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When the Nets first moved to New Jersey, they played their home games at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway. Then in 1981, they moved into the home many of us remember them in the most, the Brendan Byrne Arena in the Meadowlands in East Rutherford (later named the Continental Airlines Arena, then Izod center).
After years of losing, The Nets made it to two straight NBA Finals in 2001-02 and 2002-03. In 2002-03, the final time they sniffed the championship, the team lost to the San Antonio Spurs.
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