NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK — Video captured the moments where a subway rider drew his firearm and pointed it at a man who police say had threatened him. Riders were panicked during the confrontation, which was captured at different angles by witnesses to the incident.
The man armed with the gun is a retired police sergeant, and is said to not be facing any charges because he was acting in self-defense.
The man who threatened the retired officer is facing charges related to the incident.
With the Supreme Court ruling in New York the other week, the state quickly passed legislation that makes obtaining a concealed carry permit incredibly difficult. The new laws take effect September 1st 2022. Part of that legislation bans the carrying of firearms on any public transportation, which would include subway systems.