Man with gun, knife arrested for stealing soda at Port Authority

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Vincent Pierce, 37, of the Bronx, was arrested at Port Authority after allegedly stealing a soda and found to be concealing a loaded handgun and a knife.  (Port Authority Police)

Vincent Pierce, 37, of the Bronx, was arrested at Port Authority after allegedly stealing a soda.  Police say they patted him down  and found a loaded handgun and a knife. (Port Authority Police)

NEW YORK (PIX11/AP) – New York City police say a suspect arrested for stealing a soft drink from a bus terminal newsstand was found to be armed with a loaded pistol and knife.

The suspect, 37-year-old Vincent Pierce of the Bronx, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and resisting arrest.

Port Authority police say the incident occurred at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan.

They say officers were alerted to the theft by the salesman of a Hudson Newsstand.

Police say officers grabbed the suspect as he attempted to run.

They say a loaded .45-caliber pistol and a knife with a pistol handle were recovered from the suspect.

He was charged with resisting arrest, criminal possession of a weapon.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Pierce had a lawyer.