Police Officers Recover Tec-9 on the Lower East Side

(L-R) PO Pulver, PO Ferguson, Sgt. Montilla, PO McCue, PO Giery

“The crime team did a great job by getting an illegal firearm off the street and preventing a possible shooting from occurring,” said the Commanding Officer of Police Service Area 4, Captain John Potkay.

Police officers recovered a loaded Tec-9 submachine gun after responding to a 911 call of a man with a firearm. On Thursday, April 6, police officers assigned to the Police Service Area 4 Anti-Crime team responded to the front of 90 Baruch Drive and approached a man that fit the description provided by the 911 caller. The suspect and an accomplice attempted to flee, but were arrested after a brief struggle with the officers. The officers recovered a loaded Tec-9 submachine gun and crack cocaine from the two suspects.

Arrested: Male 25, Male 28

Charges: Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance