Man Arrested in Subway Station With 300 Rounds of Ammunition

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NYPD officers pose with the seized gun and ammunition. (NYPD)

Police arrested a man in a Lower Manhattan subway station early Thursday for allegedly was carrying a firearm and more than 300 rounds of ammunition, according to the NYPD and MTA.

Around 2:45 a.m. Thursday, plainclothes officers saw a man on the platform of the Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall/Chambers Street subway station station with a fanny pack around his shoulder. The man proceeded to unzip the bag, and officers saw what appeared to be a firearm, a magazine, and ammunition. The officers approached the man and arrested him, allegedly finding a loaded gun, 12 magazines and over 300 rounds of ammunition.

The NYPD says there is currently no evidence that the suspect, 27-year-old Karon Agurs of Manhattan’s Bowery neighborhood, was planning an attack. He was charged with criminal possession of a loaded firearm and criminal possession of a weapon.

“This kind of smart and alert patrolling by the NYPD is a key reason why we wanted more officers in the subway system and why crime has dropped dramatically since the spring,” MTA Chief Safety and Security Officer Patrick Warren said in a statement. “This arrest makes our customers and transit workers safer.”

In a tweet, NYPD Transit called this an “alarming seizure,” and said, “Whatever the man’s intentions, it’s an illegal weapon that has no place in our city, much less our subway system.”

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