An attorney from Freehold has been arrested after trying to enter the Middlesex County Superior Courthouse with a loaded handgun, announced Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Middlesex County Sheriff Mildred S. Scott.

Mark Jander, 29, who does not have a permit to carry a firearm, was charged with one count of unlawful possession of a weapon.

Jander was arrested when a concealed loaded handgun was discovered by Middlesex County Sheriff’s Officers in the attorney’s briefcase as his belongings were being scanned at the security checkpoint at the courthouse.

A search of his briefcase yielded the loaded fireman.

He was immediately taken into custody.

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