Teen with AK47 arrested in New York subway station

A teenager from Ohio with an AK47 assault rifle was arrested in the New York Subway. He was wearing a gas mask in a station near Times Square, according to law enforcement.

The 18-year-old man whose identity was not immediately publicised was taken into custody without incident around 12:30pm.

He was apprehended on the mezzanine level of the A, C, and E line, The New York Post reported.

The man was sitting down and charging his phone in the station with the firearm next to him for all to see when he was noticed by a transit police officer.

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