NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Police say a man arrested for jumping the turnstile at a PATH train station had a gun loaded with hollow-point bullets.
Port Authority spokesman Al Della Fave says Port Authority officers Matt Vogelman and Pat Carroll were on duty at the 14th Street station around 4:30 a.m. Friday when they saw a man jumping the turnstile.
The officers noticed a bulge in the man’s waistband. Police say the man tried to flee, but the officers grabbed him.
Della Fave says the man had a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun loaded with hollow-point bullets.
“It’s amazing that an individual carrying that kind of weapon would choose to jump a turnstile,” Della Fave told 1010 WINS.
The suspect, 36-year-old Rubin Sanabria, was arrested on charges including resisting arrest, weapon possession and theft of service.
“Every gun we’re able to get off the street is a victory,” said Della Fave. “These two officers are to be credited. They followed their training perfectly, gaining control of the individual quickly so that he never resorted to the weapon or even had a chance of getting it out.”
Sanabria was awaiting arraignment Friday.
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