Armed Bushwick Man Cuffed After Argument
A Bushwick man didn’t feel lucky after being arrested by police early last Wednesday morning, Jan. 1, for possessing a loaded, high-powered handgun made famous by a classic Clint Eastwood film, it was reported.
William M. White, 24, of Decatur Street was picked up by members of the NYPD Transit District 33 Anti- Crime Unit after getting into an altercation with a passenger at the Broadway Junction subway station at around 3:30 a.m. last Wednesday, according to police.
Reportedly, the officers were on patrol at the station when they were alerted by several individuals to a fight on the platform.
Law enforcement sources said the officers went to investigate and observed White in an argument with an unidentified individual.
When the officers approached the pair, authorities said, White ran away from the officers and out of the station, pushing passengers out of his way in the process.
The officers reportedly pursued White for several blocks through local streets as he ran northbound on Fulton Street before turning westbound onto Truxton Avenue.
During the pursuit, law enforcement sources said, White was observed by the officers throwing away a gun.
The weapon-a loaded, .44-cal. Magnum handgun, which Eastwood’s character famously used in the 1971 film Dirty Harry-was later recovered by police.
Officers eventually apprehended White in front of a Truxton Avenue location without further incident, police said.
Following an investigation, law enforcement sources noted, White was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second- and thirddegrees as well as obstruction of governmental administration and disorderly conduct.
According to court records, White was arraigned in Kings County Criminal Court later that day and ordered held on $3,500 bail.