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Police: Armed man scaled fence, resisted officers in Wildwood pursuit

WILDWOOD, N.J. - A police chase in Wildwood this weekend ended with a man in custody facing 13 charges.Police were called to the 100 block of West Poplar Avenue after reports a man reportedly fired one shot in someone's backyard Saturday night.Gary Nelson, who police say matched the suspect description, immediately tried to flee by scaling a fence but was quickly caught by officers.Armed with a flare gun and stiletto style knife, Nelson physically resisted uniformed officers' attempts to control him, according to police.Police say "appropriate physical force" was used to disarm and arrest the 37-year-old suspect.

No injuries were reported during the incident.AdvertisementNelson is charged with possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of weapon for unlawful purpose, resisting arrest, aggravated assault with deadly weapon, certain person not to possess weapon, certain person not to possess a weapon and possession of prohibited weapon.

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