(NEW YORK) — A Florida man was arrested Wednesday night at New York City’s Port Authority Bus Terminal after he allegedly made threats against officers at the Times Square-area transportation hub, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
The unidentified 18-year-old man was charged with illegal possession of a firearm, terroristic threat and unlawful possession of marijuana, the PANYNJ said.
“A man to whom the suspect was speaking approached PAPD and said the man had asked him if he wanted to ‘off some cops’ and claimed he had the gun in the bag,” the PANYNJ said in a statement.
The PANYNJ said the suspect had a .38 caliber in a bag he was carrying when he was arrested at 8:35 p.m. Police got a warrant from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, searched the bag and found the weapon.
The police were never directly confronted or threatened by this individual.
As of late Wednesday evening, the suspect was being held at the bus terminal pending removal to the Manhattan Criminal Courts.
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