Subway rider helps cops catch boy, 17, armed with loaded gun at Times Square station

A subway train pulls out of Times Square October 26, 2004 in New York City. Photo credit Spencer Platt/Getty Images

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — An eyewitness helped authorities arrest a 17-year-old boy carrying a gun on a Times Square subway platform Wednesday afternoon, the NYPD said.

Police said the rider spotted the boy with a firearm on the northbound 2 line track and called 911.

The teen, who has not been identified due to his age, was stopped by cops and found with a loaded gun on him.

He has since been charged with disorderly conduct and criminal possession of a weapon.

The boy’s arrest comes a day after Mayor Eric Adams stressed the need for his Neighborhood Safety Teams in an interview with 1010 WINS on Tuesday.

Adams said this unit is part of his plan to curb “a sea of violence” that has plagued the city.

He said that 400 officers signed up for the unit that is being trained to “zero in on guns and gangs and violence.”

President Joe Biden is expected to meet with Adams in New York City next week to discuss strategies to combat gun crimes.


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