A Florida teenager was arrested at Port Authority Bus Terminal on Wednesday afternoon after he allegedly alluded to killing police officers and opened his bag to reveal a gun. Port Authority Police eventually searched the teen's bag and recovered a loaded revolver.
The Port Authority says that the suspect, 18-year-old Hunter Taylor, did not confront or threaten officers directly.
A witness told Port Authority Police that Taylor was "making statements in reference to killing police officers" on Wednesday afternoon, specifically "let's off some cops," according to Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo. Taylor also allegedly opened his bag to show the witness his revolver.
The Post identified the witness as one George Pugh, who was allegedly smoking weed with Taylor when the alleged threats were made. "I was hanging out with the guy. He told me he wanted to shoot a cop," Pugh told the tabloid. "I didn't believe him. Then he showed me the gun."
Accord to Pentangelo, Taylor and Pugh—who reportedly lives in a Brooklyn homeless shelter—did not know each other prior to yesterday's interaction.
Port Authority police arrested Taylor around 4:00 p.m., and obtained a search warrant for his bag. Around 8:30 p.m. they recovered a loaded Smith and Wesson .38 caliber revolver and a small bag of alleged marijuana.
Hunter, who lives in Groveland, Florida, has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon, making a terroristic threat, and unlawful possession of marijuana.