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Man Arrested After Reportedly Firing Warning Shots To Save Woman From Robbery

By Danielle 


A New York City man was arrested Wednesday after firing multiple shots in a Manhattan subway station.

John Rote, 43, of Astoria reportedly fired shots after he spotted an alleged panhandler demanding money from a woman.

“Authorities say Tuesday night inside the N-R-W subway station at West 49th and 7th Avenue, a panhandler had opened the emergency gate and threatened to steal the purse of a woman if she didn’t give him money,” FOX 5 reports.

“According to police, Rote told officers he was watching and pulled out a gun he was carrying and fired warning shots in an attempt to stop the mugging,” the outlet added.

Media outlets said no injuries were reported and police arrested the alleged panhandler…


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