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Suspect arrested getting off flight from Dominican Republic

Posted: 12:58 PM, Jul 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-01 12:58:27-04

PATERSON, N.J. — Customs and Border Protection agents took a murder suspect into custody as he stepped off a plane from the Dominican Republican at New Jersey’s Newark International Airport.

Photo of Ubaldo Nunez who fled the country after allegedly killing a man back in 2015.

Authorities say 27-year-old Ubaldo Nunez was apprehended without incident Sunday night.

The Passaic County prosecutor says Nunez had fled to the Dominican Republic after shooting 31-year-old Francisco Maldonado on a street in Paterson in 2015. Maldonado died at a hospital.

Nunez is held in the Passaic County Jail, where he faces murder and other charges. He’s awaiting a pretrial detention court hearing.