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

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Cache of weapons foun in truck at Holland Tunnel
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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.