Queens man cuffed for trying to ditch loaded gun on a Brooklyn train track

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A Queens man was arrested after trying to get rid of a loaded gun on a Brooklyn train track early Sunday morning.

According to authorities, at 12:14 am. on Feb. 23, officers from the NYPD Transit District 33 approached 34-year-old Juan Plasencia, of Jamaica, at the Atlanic Avenue subway station for walking between train cars. While being questioned, Plasencia allegedly tried to discreetly drop a loaded firearm between the train and the platform.

Plasencia was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon, tampering with evidence and violation. The officers retrieved the gun, which was a loaded 9mm.

Police say that Plasencia had multiple prior arrests on a number of charges, including burglary, criminal possession of a weapon, assault, and reckless endangerment.

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