A man from Philadelphia who had an active warrant out for his arrest was taken into custody in Atlantic City after paramedics allegedly spotted a rifle in his possession.

Robert Parker of Philadelphia, PA, Arrested

At about 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, April 9th, two Atlantic City police officers responded to the first block of South Kentucky Avenue for a report of an unknown weapon in a bag.

According to authorities, personnel from Exceptional Medical Transport were helping 64-year-old Robert Parker of Philadelphia who was experiencing a medical emergency. They say while preparing Parker for transport, an alert EMT noticed a weapon in his bag.

First block of South Kentucky Avenue in Atlantic City NJ
First block of South Kentucky Avenue in Atlantic City NJ - Photo: Google Maps

The ACPD says their officers did find a loaded rifle with two additional magazines in the bag.

Additionally, Parker was found to have an active warrant for his arrest from Philadelphia.

He was transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center-City Division to be treated for a non-life-threatening condition. Once released, he was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

Charges Filed

Parker has been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of a high-capacity magazine, and fugitive from justice.

The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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