NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man was arrested with a gun at the Port Authority Bus Terminal Wednesday night, and he allegedly talked about killing a police officer.
Around 8:35 p.m., police at the bus terminal arrested the 18-year-old Florida man after he allegedly made threats against the officers at the facility, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
A police source said a good Samaritan reported the suspect to Port Authority police. The good Samaritan said the man had asked him if he wanted to “off some cops” and claimed he had a gun in his bag.
The man never directly confronted or threatened any officers, police said.
Police received a warrant from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, searched the bag, and found a fully-loaded revolver, law enforcement sources said.
The man, whose name was not released, was charged with illegal possession of a firearm, terroristic threats and unlawful possession of marijuana.
He was being held late Wednesday at the bus terminal and was to appear in Manhattan Criminal Court.