3 arrested after cache of weapons found in truck at Holland Tunnel

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Cache of weapons foun in truck at Holland Tunnel
N.J. Burkett is live in Jersey City with the latest details.

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (WABC) -- Three people were arrested after a cache of loaded guns and other weapons was recovered inside a truck that was stopped at the Holland Tunnel Tuesday morning.

Police say the suspects -- 50-year-old John Cramsey, 52-year-old Dean Smith and a 29-year-old woman -- were taken into the custody following the Manhattan-bound traffic stop in Jersey City around 7:40 a.m. The van had reportedly been pulled over at the toll plaza for a cracked windshield.

Seven guns -- five pistols and two rifles -- were recovered, with one reportedly on the seat that was spotted by Port Authority police officer. Additionally, there was a large amount of ammunition and ballistic vests, along with four knives, 10 loaded clips of ammunition and a military-grade helmet.

Here's a look at what was found inside the truck:

The distinctive vehicle reportedly belongs to the owner of a gun range in Pennsylvania, and an employee at the range tells Eyewitness News that all the weapons are legal and registered, and that the owner has a carry permit.

The incident does not have a connection to any terrorism, but the Joint Terrorism Task Force is investigating out of an abundance of caution.

The investigation is ongoing. A variety of charges related to illegal possession of guns and ammunition are pending.