Piscataway man charged with possession of assault weapon following Snapchat video of gun

A man from Piscataway was charged yesterday evening with possession of an assault weapon and a large capacity ammunition magazine after police investigated a Snapchat video, according to USA Today.

The perpetrator, 32-year-old Darryl Maddox, was arrested and charged with second-degree possession of an assault firearm, fourth-degree possession of a large capacity ammunition magazine and fourth-degree evidence, according to a news release from Andrew C. Carey, a Middlesex County prosecutor, and Michael McLaughlin, a police chief in Piscataway. 

On Tuesday at 3:10 p.m., Piscataway Police Department was notified about a video on Snapchat that pictured an assault-type weapon, with the caption "Maybe Tomorrow." After the investigation, it was determined that Maddox was in possession of an assault firearm and a large capacity ammunition magazine, which he had discarded, according to the release. 

Piscataway Police Department informed the community on its Facebook about the investigation, and said there would be "a heavy and very visible police presence" at Piscataway schools. 

Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) also said there would be increased police presence on Busch campus and Livingston campus in an email to the Rutgers community. 

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Daniel Nee of the Piscataway Police Department or Detective Christopher Pennisi of the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office.

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