A Brooklyn man was arrested in New Cassel on Thursday after being found in possession of an illegal firearm, police said.
Officers saw a 2019 gray Dodge Charger with a suspended registration at the junction of Prospect Avenue and Magnolia Avenue at 9:21 p.m., officials said. The cops launched an investigation after conducting a Vehicle and Traffic Law stop.
Officers requested that the vehicle’s passenger exit the car when he began making “furtive” movements. Police later discovered an illegal black-colored semi-automatic loaded Glock 43x firearm with 10 9mm rounds of ammunition.
Ishmel Cohen, 38, of 104 Gold Street in Brooklyn, was arrested without incident. The driver of the vehicle, a 37-year-old male, was issued a traffic summons and released. There were no reported injuries.
Cohen is charged with criminal possession of a firearm and criminal possession of a weapon. He will be arraigned in First District Court on 99 Main St., Hempstead, on Friday.