Police arrested a man in the 86th Street R station on May 27 who they say was carrying a shotgun, ammo, a laser sight, and a machete.
Cops say they got a call minutes before noon about a passenger riding the S53 bus near the corner of 86th Street and Fourth Avenue — with a large gun sticking out of his duffel bag.
Authorities arrived at the scene to discover the man was no longer on the bus, and canvassed the area, including the R stop.
In the subway, police found a 27-year-old Manhattan man who reportedly matched the description in the report — and had a the butt of a powerful firearm protruding from his luggage. Cops requested to search the bag, and said they found the shells and guide for the weapon, along with a large machete. The officers then arrested the man without incident.
According to television news reports, the man in custody is a former United States Marine and may suffer from mental illness. He was due to be arraigned on three charges of criminal possession of a weapon on May 28. Authorities said an investigation in the incident is still ongoing.