Man Carrying Unloaded AK-47 Rifle In Times Square Subway Station Taken Into Custody


An 18-year-old man toting an AK-47 semi-assault weapon across the Occasions Sq. Station Friday afternoon was taken into custody for questioning, police stated.

The person, whose identify was not launched, was seen “in plain view” with the weapon on the mezzanine space close to the A/C/E traces by patrolling NYPD officers, a police spokesperson stated. He was taken into custody with out incident.

The weapon was unloaded however police discovered {a magazine} clip on the person as nicely. The person was not a New York resident, in accordance with the NYPD, however couldn’t instantly verify information stories that he was from Ohio or that he had a gasoline masks with him.

The person reportedly instructed police he believed it was authorized to hold an unloaded rifle with separate ammunition in New York Metropolis, in accordance with information stories.

New York Metropolis has a few of the strictest gun legal guidelines within the nation, and the state’s SAFE Act requires assault weapons to be registered.