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Four teenagers were arrested with three loaded weapons inside a hotel on the Lower East Side of Manhattan (NYC), including a minor and an alleged gang member who was charged with attempted murder last year, but was released on bail. police sources said.
Jarell Swan (19), Anton Philips and Linwood Spruill, both 18, and an unidentified 15-year-old minor were arrested at the “PUBLIC Hotel” on Chrystie Street near Stanton Street just before 5 p.m. Wednesday and later charged. of possession of weapons, according to the sources.
The foursome were smoking weed in their room when a housekeeper saw a gun on the table and reported them.. The teens then went down to the lobby area and on their way back to the room two police officers intercepted them in the elevator, asked them to lift their shirts and discovered that two of them were armed, he described. New York Post.
Authorities found the third gun in the hotel room.. All four were arrested at the scene. Swan was free on $75,000 bail in connection with a reckless endangerment charge from Dec. 30, when he allegedly shot himself on a Bedford-Stuyvesant street, according to the Brooklyn district attorney’s office.
Swan is an alleged member of the “Babiiez” gang, a subset of the “Insane Crip Gangstas” in Flatbush.
In NYC, armed violence continues unleashed in 2022, especially with young attackers and perpetratorsputting up a great challenge to the new mayor Eric Adamswho since taking office in January has encountered obstacles within his own Democratic party and Black Lives Matter (BLM) leaders in dealing with the crisis.