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Police: Fugitive wanted by DEA arrested for attempted robbery at Newark Airport

December 25, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Police: Fugitive wanted by DEA arrested for attempted robbery at Newark Airport

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A suspect on the DEA most wanted list was taken into custody Friday after he tried to rob an employee at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.

Port Authority Police indicated that 46-year-old Ernesto Rodriguez-Zazueta walked behind the counter at the Blue Wire Electronics store inside Terminal C and stuck a pen in the employee’s back to mimic a weapon and demanded money.

According to NJ.com, the employee struggled with Rodriguez-Zazueta and signaled to officers, who rushed in and arrested him.

One officer sustained minor injuries in the incident.

Officials said during his arrest, Rodriguez-Zazueta reportedly the officers a fake name.

Once officers discovered Zazueta’s true identity, authorities learned that there was a federal arrest warrant issued by DEA officials in St.Louis for illegal drug sales.

Zazueta has been charged with robbery, resisting arrest, and hindering apprehension.

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