NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A South Carolina man sleeping on a subway train in Times Square was arrested Saturday after a passenger noticed him holding a loaded handgun, police said.
The conductor of a southbound N train summoned police via radio after a woman passenger reported seeing an armed man sprawled out on subway seats.
Demarrius Jackson was arrested around 7 a.m. on charges of criminal possession of a loaded firearm, possession of a defaced firearm, and unlawful possession of marijuana, authorities said.
Three police officers arrested the 19-year-old from Columbia, South Carolina with his hand on the handle of a defaced 9mm gun tucked in his waistband.
The officers recoverd the loaded gun without incident, police said.
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