17-year-old arrested for carrying gun on subway train in Times Square

TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan (WABC) — A 17-year-old was caught with a gun on a subway train in Times Square Wednesday afternoon.

The suspect was caught when the train arrived in the Times Square 42nd Street station just after 2:50 p.m.

A rider who got off the train alerted a police officer on the northbound platform.

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They said that a man on the car had a gun.

Officers stopped the rider and took him into custody.

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