CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Lakewood Police take down armed man on Park Ave [UPDATED]

The take-down of an armed man in Lakewood was caught on video today.

At approximately 4 PM today, Lakewood police officers received a tip from a caller regarding a man who was approaching bystanders while carrying several guns at the Self Service Car Wash located on the corner of Ocean Ave. and Park Ave, according to Lakewood Police Chief Gregory Meyer.

The man, who had the guns tucked into his waistband, offered to sell them to bystanders, which prompted the call to police.

Chief Meyer said that Sergeant Messer and Officers Burkhardt and Zavalnyuk responded and approached the suspect, based on the description given by the caller. The suspect became noncompliant and evasive with the police officers, which prompted them to use immediate and necessary force to subdue him.

Chief Meyer said the three firearms were recovered from the suspect, who was then transported to Monmouth University Medical Center for treatment from injuries sustained during the takedown. No police officers were injured during the incident.

The suspect has been identified as Arturo Cuahutle-Flores, 47, of Lakewood, and has been charged with 4 counts of unlawful possession of a weapon and 4 counts of unlawful possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. There are more charges pending, and the investigation is still ongoing.

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  1. Wow wow wow!!!!

    That police officer that gave the kick, is my HERO!!!!



  2. I just want to point out that if you are ever near such a situation DON”T take out your phone to take a video! GET OUT OF THERE AS FAST AS YOU CAN! The bullets can start flying very quickly.

  3. Any public institution without at minimum a combination lock to gain entry is acting callously r’l.


    Skanta is chamira m’isorah

  4. Thank you LPD for taking every call and report seriously and acting upon them. Thank you for patrolling and adding a presence today and every day. May Hashem continue to watch over and protect us all.

  5. INCREDIBLE!!!!!
    What an amazing job by LPD! Thank you for keeping us safe!!! We cannot thank you enough!!
    The officer who gave the kick should receive a medal!

  6. בסד
    People wake up let’s puts guards on each Yeshivas and school stop neglecting our deer children!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!we the parents have to
    It our feet down !!!!!lets call Tom to the yeshivos and demand security !!!!!!!!!!

  7. Lakewood Police department train very well we should never need it. we are proud of these courageous officers and thank you Chief for the great leadership

  8. THanks to our police department but unfortunately thats not the whole issue. Reminds me of 1938 [Yes I mean 1938 thats not a typing error. ] in Germany and Austria thats actually when our tzores began , Before hitler Yimach shmo attacked Poland and then Russia. Lets hope the government here in the States stops this before it gets Cholile worse, Amein,

  9. The cop gets a 10 out of 10 for tht kick tht dude shld feel tht for a while!
    Hope they gave him the right tools to make the pain go away i.e. water,jump up and down,eat bread……..

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