NEW YORK – 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.
Officials: Boston bomb suspects apparently motivated by religion; no terrorist group ties seen
Nike yanks Boston Massacre T-shirts
Police say they have arrested 2 in al-Qaida supported plot against Canadian passenger train
Utah high school teacher charged in student rape
Dad of West Virginia boy arrested over NRA shirt says he'll fight punishment
Boston Marathon bombing lesson – political correctness kills