Police find loaded gun on subway turnstile jumper
Police caught a subway turnstile jumper with a loaded gun early Saturday morning in Brooklyn.
Two police officers on a southbound “S” train at Park Place station in Crown Heights saw 24-year-old Damien McKoy jumping over the turnstile 20 minutes after midnight, the NYPD said.
Just as the doors of the train were about to shut, McKoy boarded.
The officers tried to approach McKoy as the train proceeded but he became nervous and ran from them, getting off at the next stop, Botanic Garden station, police said.
The officers caught up with McKoy and found he was carrying a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun with eight bullets loaded in the magazine.
McKoy was arrested for criminal possession of a weapon, among other charges, police said.