Man arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot people at children's hospital in Queens

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Friday, February 18, 2022
Man arrested after alleged shooting threats at NYC hospital
Police made a series of disturbing discoveries after arresting a man who threatened to shoot up children's hospital in Queens.

QUEENS, New York (WABC) -- Police made a series of disturbing discoveries after arresting a man who allegedly threatened to shoot up a children's hospital in Queens.

According to authorities, police responded to a 911 call for a man making threats outside Cohen Children's Medical Center on 76th Avenue just after 12 p.m. Thursday.

They say the suspect, identified as 34-year-old Thomas Saxton, threatened to shoot people at the hospital.

Officers arrived on the scene and were able to obtain a description of the suspect's vehicle.

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A search of the car revealed two loaded, unmarked ghost guns.

Police then took Saxton into custody outside the hospital, next to his car.

A search of the suspect's home led to an even more disturbing discovery.

Police found a slew of weapons, including 9 ghost handguns, four shotguns, two rifles, two bulletproof vests, 50 extended magazines and over 1,000 rounds of ammunition.

Saxton has been charged with six counts of criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of ammunition, menacing, harassment, criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.

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