UPDATE

The NYPD shared this photo of the rifle, ammunition and mask taken off the Ohio man arrested on Friday in Times Square:

ORIGINAL POST

A man from Ohio was arrested don Friday in Times Square near one of the A/C/E subway line on 42nd street with an unloaded semi-automatic rifle, ammunition and a gas mask in his backpack

He reportedly told officers that he “possessed the weapon legally” back in Ohio:

He was later identified as 18-year-old Saadiq Jovan Teague:

Hopefully, this is just some knucklehead who thought he could walk through New York City with his unloaded rifle:

And the gas mask might have been for smoking pot:

The FBI, however, is now investigating:

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