Police allegedly find arsenal of weapons after NJ man’s Six Flags freak-out

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August 31, 2019 - 4:12 pm
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OCEAN COUNTY, N.J. (1010 WINS) – A New Jersey man was arrested when police say they found a cache of weapons, including guns and a tomahawk, in his car and home after he was booted from Six Flags for acting out-of-control after a job interview.

Jonathan Fruchter, a 38-year-old from Allentown, faces multiple weapons charges, including unlawful possession of weapons, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, possession of magazines capable of holding in excess of 10 rounds and "certain persons not to possess weapons."

Fruchter was at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township on Thursday morning to apply for a job. Police said he began acting irrationally and asking questions about the park’s security when he wasn’t hired.

He was escorted out of the park but then returned a short time later to harass employees, police said.

That’s when park officials called police, who interviewed the man and searched his car, where they say they found a Glock 9mm handgun in a holster, three loaded 15 round magazines for the gun, several knives, a SOG machete, a SOG tactical tomahawk, several knives, handcuffs and a hat with the NYPD logo on it.

Detectives then searched Fruchter’s Allentown house, where police said they seized an AR-15 rifle, several 30 round magazines for the rifle, a Sig Sauer 40 caliber handgun and ammunition.

Fruchter was being held at the Ocean County Jail on Saturday as he awaited charges.

It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney who could comment on the case.

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