Man Indicted for Flashing Firearm at Fellow Train Passenger

Manhattan D.A. Bragg has announced the indictment of 33-year-old Michael Monahan for flashing his gun at a fellow straphanger while onboard a train on the Upper West Side earlier this month.

The weapon was fully loaded during Monahan’s dispute with a 38-year-old, which took place while the two were riding an uptown 2 train approaching West 96th Street at about 7:30 a.m. on May 4.


The D.A.’s office says the gun had five rounds of ammunition, and after displaying it “in a threatening manner,” the 38-year-old “ran to hide between train cars” as fellow passengers fled the car.

Police officers happened to be patrolling the 96th Street station. When the train entered, they saw passengers running to the next train car and were informed of what happened. Cops recovered a loaded .38 caliber revolver and switchblade knife from Monahan, arresting him at the scene.

Monahan is facing several charges of Criminal Possession of a Weapon.

“As alleged, Michael Monahan possessed a fully loaded gun and displayed it to a subway rider while onboard a public train,” said District Attorney Bragg. “This alleged conduct also jeopardized the safety of the other train passengers and thankfully, nobody was hurt. Our transit system is no place for dangerous weapons and anyone who seeks to cause harm will be held accountable.”


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