Off-duty NYPD officer arrested

October 12, 2009 9:54:03 PM PDT
An off-duty New York City police officer has been arrested on charges that he displayed a handgun while trying to quiet unruly train passengers.Investigators say he pulled out a gun on a crowded Long Island Railroad train.

Police arrested 38-year-old David Hendrick Sunday night at the Mineola train station.

Hendrick is accused of pulling out the gun to try to quiet down a group of unruly passengers following a Rangers hockey game.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority police say Hendrick was riding a Long Island Rail Road train to Ronkonkoma Sunday night when he showed his a gun to quiet down four passengers.

Hendrick pleaded not guilty Monday in Hempstead to a felony charge of criminal possession of a weapon and a lesser charge of menacing. He was held on $2,500 bond or $1,000 cash.

The 38-year-old Brentwood resident joined the NYPD 16 years ago and was assigned to the Manhattan Traffic Task Force.

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