Atlantic City, NJ, Police: Stabbing Victim Arrested After Dropping Gun in Ambulance
What's worse than getting stabbed and being taken to the hospital?
Perhaps dropping a gun in the ambulance that's taking you to that hospital -- and then getting arrested.
That's the situation that Atlantic City Police say 35-year-old Marcus Martineau found himself in last Friday morning.
Around 5:30, ACPD officers responded to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Arctic Avenues for a man who reported that he had been stabbed.
At the scene, police found Martineau, of Atlantic City, with a stab wound and he was loaded into an ambulance to be taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center-City Division for treatment of a non-life threatening injury.
Authorities then said,
While being transported, a handgun fell from a bag that Martineau had in his possession. Upon arrival at the medical center, the weapon was recovered and Martineau was placed in custody.
Martineau has been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and certain person not to possess a weapon.
He was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
A walk around the closed Atlantic Club Casino in Atlantic City
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