Lockdown At New York Coast Guard Bases After Assault Weapons Spotted
Pictures of assault rifles on Staten Island resulted in a lockdown at New York Coast Guard bases.
Two U.S. Coast Guard facilities in the New York area were placed on lockdown Friday afternoon after a retired cop took photos of people on Staten Island holding what appeared to be assault rifles, sources said.
The lockdown order has been lifted at Coast Guard Sector New York, at Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island, New York. Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook, at Fort Hancock in Highlands, New Jersey, was also placed on lockdown, but it was no clear if the order was also lifted there…
A retired police officer took photos of some people at the parking lot of Midland Beach on Staten Island holding assault weapons. The retired officer said the weapons may have been paintball guns, but sent the photos to the NYPD’s Intelligence Bureau as a precaution.
Heavily armed NYPD officers set up checkpoints on the approach to the outbound Outerbridge Crossing and the Goethals Bridge, which connect Staten Island to New Jersey. Officers appeared to be visually checking vehicles that were heading to New Jersey. The checkpoints caused traffic to back up for miles on the West Shore Expressway and the Staten Island Expressway all the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.