A Newark man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly made threats against Newark Pen Station, NJ Advance Media has reported.

NJ Transit train at Newark's Penn Station
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NJ Transit Police told the website that a man identified as Lance Allen, 37, was arrested at 1 p.m. at NJ Transit Police Headquarters in Newark. NJ Transit Spokeswoman Lisa Torbeck told NJ Advance Media that Allen has been charged with making terroristic threats and causing false public alarm.

The charges stem from multiple calls received by NJ Transit police Saturday claiming that armed individuals were en route to Penn Station. Torbeck stated that authorities searched the area, but were unable to locate any suspects. Through further investigation, police traced the calls back to Allen. He is being held at Essex County Jail.

Toniann Antonelli is the digital managing editor at NJ 101.5. Reach her at toniann.antonelli@townsquaremedia.com, or on Twitter @ToniRadio1015.


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