YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A convicted felon who jumped a PATH station turnstile this morning was carrying a handgun and hollow-point bullets, authorities said.
Port Authority Officer Matt Vogelman and Pat Carroll were at the 14th Street PATH station in Manhattan at 4:30 this morning when, they said, they saw 36-year-old Rubin Sanabria hop the turnstile.PHOTO courtesy Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Police
As they questioned him, the officers noted a bulge in his waistband.
Sanabria “pushed off and tried to run,” the authority’s Al Della Fave told CLIFFVIEW PILOT . “But he picked the wrong two officers. They didn’t have to run far to grab him.”
The officers found Sanabria carrying a loaded .40-cal Smith & Wesson, along with a dozen hollow point bullets, Della Fave said.
Sanabria, of Ninth Avenue, was taken into custody on charges of illegally possessing a weapon and illegal bullets, resisting arrest and theft of services.
If convicted, he’s looking at a potentially long prison sentence, given a criminal record that dates back to 1989 for crimes ranging from robbery to assault to drug offenses.
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