NC Man Charged In NYC For Stashing Pistol Under Hotel Lobby Cushion

Police say a North Carolina man who was visiting New York City in mid-April is now back in the big apple, with NYPD.

NYPD tells WITN 59-year-old Bobby Jackson is now back in New York in police custody facing charges for putting a pistol under a cushion in the lobby of a New York City hotel on April 14th.

Police said around 2 p.m. on April 14th, Jackson stashed his loaded handgun under the cushion of a chair in the lobby of the World Center Hotel, near the September 11th memorial.

The Associated Press reports a woman found the gun when she sat on it.

A relative told The New York Times that Jackson put the pistol under the cushion because he was rushing to get back to his tour group.

Jackson was arrested in Fayetteville and on Tuesday, NYPD said he was facing charges in New York City for criminal possession of a loaded firearm and reckless endangerment.


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Police say a man who placed a pistol under a cushion in the lobby of a New York City hotel has been arrested.

Bobby Glen Jackson was arrested in Fayetteville, N.C. He's set to be brought to New York next week to face charges of criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.

A relative told The New York Times Jackson tucked the pistol under the cushion simply because he was rushing to get back to his tour group.

It happened at the World Center Hotel on April 15, near the Sept. 11 memorial. The pistol was discovered by a woman when she sat on it a short time later.

The NYPD says Jackson, who lives in Fayetteville, had no permit to carry a gun in New York City.

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