NY sanitation employee discharges weapon during dispute with ex-girlfriend

Staten Island

Lights and sirens are seen atop a patrol vehicle in this file photo. (Credit: Getty Images)

STATEN ISLAND — A Department of Sanitation employee was arrested Tuesday during a dispute with his ex-girlfriend in Staten Island, police said.

Jason John, 33, faces charges of criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment, criminal obstruction of breathing and assault, police said.

John, who was off duty, got into a dispute with his ex-girlfriend. He possessed a firearm during the argument and discharged his weapon in front of her, cops said.

The circumstances surrounding the incident were not disclosed.

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