Authorities say officers found a loaded gun in the backpack of a man who drew their attention when he jumped a subway turnstile.
The 24-year-old Brooklyn man is facing charges including criminal possession of a weapon and obtaining transportation without paying.
Police say officers saw the man jump over a turnstile and board a Franklin Avenue Shuttle train in Brooklyn early Saturday. They approached him, and the man got out of the train at another station.
The man was taken into custody after a brief chase and the officers found the gun. It was a semi-automatic handgun, and was loaded with eight bullets.