MANHATTAN – Police have arrested an armed Florida man after he allegedly made threats against officers inside the Port Authority Bus Terminal Wednesday night.
An 18-year-old, whose identity is being withheld, was found carrying a .38 caliber gun in the bag he was carrying around 8:30 p.m., Port Authority police department spokesperson Scott Ladd said.
A man the suspect was speaking to approached police and said he asked him if he wanted to "off some cops" and claimed he had a gun in the bag, according to Ladd. However, police were never directly confronted by the suspect.
Officers got a warrant from the Manhattan District Attorney's Officer and searched the bag, finding the weapon, police said.
The suspect is being charged with illegal possession of a firearm, terroristic threat and unlawful possession of marijuana, Ladd said.
He is being held at the Port Authority pending removal to the Manhattan Criminal Courts.