A Long Island man was arrested for alleged possession of a loaded handgun after he was stopped for walking into oncoming traffic.
Eury Pimentel-Torres, 23, of Freeport, was arrested by Nassau County Police around 1:12 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, in Roosevelt, said the Nassau County Police.
According to detectives, plainclothes officers saw Pimentel-Torres cross Nassau Road at the intersection of Taylor Avenue causing oncoming traffic to abruptly stop.
As officers watched, they noticed he appeared to be in possession of a firearm in his pocket.
Officers approached Torres, and during a search found the handgun, which was loaded, police said.
Pimental-Torres was charged with:
- Criminal possession of a weapon/loaded firearm, second-degree
- Criminal possession of a firearm third-degree
- Criminal possession of a weapon third-degree/previous conviction
- Criminal possession of a firearm
He will be arraigned in Mineola on Thursday, Dec. 10.
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