Stolen church van crashes into NJT bus

A church van being chased by police crashed into a New Jersey Transit commuter bus in Newark Friday morning injuring 10 people, according to police.

Two suspects, who were being pursued following a crime spree, were arrested.  Police say a weapon was recovered.

The NJ Transit bus was headed to Newark Penn Station when it was struck just after 2 a.m. Friday.  Police say the driver and nine passengers were not seriously injured.

Two masked suspects in the van had robbed two people at gunpoint within five minutes of each other in Newark around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

A third person was robbed around 1:15 a.m. Friday. Maplewood police chased the vehicle into Newark just after 2 a.m. and a Maplewood patrol car crashed into another vehicle.

The Essex County Sheriff's Department continued the pursuit and the van hit the bus.

With the Associated Press