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NYPD: N.C. Man Left Loaded Pistol In Hotel Lobby

The NYPD says this man left a loaded pistol in the lobby of the World Center Hotel on April 14, 2013. (credit: NYPD)

The NYPD says this man left a loaded pistol in the lobby of the World Center Hotel on April 14, 2013. (credit: NYPD)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The New York Police Department says it has found the man who left a loaded pistol in a hotel lobby.

On April 14, the man was spotted walking into the lobby of the World Center Hotel on Washington Street. The man produced a loaded pistol and stuffed it into the cushion of a chair in the lobby, police said. The man then left.

Bobby Jackson of Fayetteville, N.C. has been charged with criminal possession of a loaded weapon and reckless endangerment.

Jackson will return to New York next week to face the charges.

According to a published report, Jackson was hurrying to rejoin a tourist group headed to the 9/11 memorial, where weapons are forbidden.

In 2011, a woman from Tennessee was arrested for bringing a pistol to the memorial.