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ATLANTIC CITY — A city man wanted for several offenses was arrested and charged after running away from officers who found him, police said.

About 10:14 a.m. Wednesday, Officers Jeffrey Hannon and Valmir Loga saw Tony Griffin, 44, walking at Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard and Adriatic Avenue, Sgt. Kevin Fair said.

Griffin ran away when the officers ordered him to stop, Fair said. Officers Hannon and Loga chased Griffin and arrested him on the 200 block of New York Avenue.

Griffin was wanted for a Dec. 3 incident in which he is accused of assaulting his girlfriend with a shotgun and threatening to shoot her, Fair said. He ran away from the home before police arrived.

Griffin was charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, certain persons not to possess a weapon, simple assault, obstruction of justice and resisting arrest.

He was taken to the Atlantic County Jail.

Officers Chris Dodson and Alberto Valles assisted in the arrest.

Police ask anyone with information about this incident to contact its Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766. Information may be texted anonymously to tip411, or 847411. Begin the text with ACPD.

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