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Lower Township police arrest Pennsylvania man seen with pellet gun, hatchet

Lower Township police arrest Pennsylvania man seen with pellet gun, hatchet

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LOWER TOWNSHIP — A Pennsylvania man was arrested Saturday afternoon at Higbee Beach after he was seen walking around with a gun and a hatchet in his waistband, police said Monday.

At 2:24 p.m., officers were called to the beach after reports came in of a suspicious man walking around with the aforementioned weapons, police said in a news release.

Officers arrested Nelson P. Delisa, 38, of Levittown, and recovered both the hatchet and the firearm, which was revealed to be a pellet gun, from the parking lot.

Delisa was charged with unlawful possession of weapons, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and possession and distribution of hypodermic syringes.

He was released on a summons pending court.


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