One man was taken into custody Friday morning when he tried to rob an electronics store in Newark Airport, authorities said.
Ernesto Rodriguez-Zazueta, 46, who authorities said was a fugitive from the Drug Enforcement Agency, was arrested by Port Authority Police inside the airport.
Rodriguez-Zazueta allegedly entered a Blue Wire Electronics store in Terminal C of Newark Airport Friday around 7 a.m., authorities said. He went behind the counter, and used a pen to mimic a weapon while demanding cash from a shop worker, they said.
The worker struggled with Rodriguez-Zazueta, but was able to call Port Authority Police.
Officers apprehended and arrested Rodriguez-Zazueta. One officer sustained minor injuries while in a struggle with Rodriguez-Zazueta, but was quickly treated, authorities said.
During processing, police said Rodriguez-Zazueta gave several false names before officers discovered his true identity.
Records show that Rodriguez-Zazueta was the subject of a federal arrest warrant for illegal drug sales, and was listed on the DEA's most wanted list. The report was filed by St. Louis DEA officials, but Rodriguez-Zazueta's last listed address was in Norfolk, Nebraska.
Rodriguez-Zazueta was charged with robbery, resisting arrest and for hindering apprehension.