A man snoozing at the Port Authority bus terminal was busted after Port Authority cops found him with a fully automatic rifle, ammunition, drugs and a knife, police sources told The Post.
The suspect, Francisco Vicente, 36 of Queens, was taken into custody by Port Authority officers shortly after 4:05 a.m. Saturday, the sources said.
Vicente was sleeping in an area reserved for ticketed passengers when the cops woke him up, asking if he had a ticket, only to find he didn’t speak English, the sources said.
They then discovered Vicente was loaded to the teeth: He had a fully automatic Anderson AM–15 rifle, along with two loaded magazines with 57 rounds, the sources said.
He apparently bought the weapon and ammo after he’d been stabbed by his ex-girlfriend’s mother, and was heading to Pennsylvania to sell it because he no longer wanted it, the source added.
The Queens man also had two grams of crack, 52 grams of marijuana and a 7-inch-long Bowie knife, the sources said. Authorities are now trying to determine what Vicente was doing at the bus terminal, why he was there and how it is that one of the magazines had green tip 5.56 mm military rounds, the sources said.
Vicente, who was in custody at the Port Authority police station in the bus station, is charged with criminal possession of a weapon for the Anderson rifle; criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree for the knife; two counts of possession of a high capacity magazine; two counts of possession of a controlled substance; criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal trespass.
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