HARLEM — A gunman who threatened a livery cab driver was arrested Wednesday, police said.
Matthew Reeves, 32, hailed the livery cab about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday at the corner of West 149th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, police said.
The driver, 41, picked him up and he asked to be taken to West 139th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard. Reeves then pulled out a .32 caliber Iver Johnson Cadet revolver from his shorts and pointed it at the cab driver, police said.
The driver immediately pulled over at West 144 Street, left the cab and asked for help, police said. Reeves left the back seat of the cab and walked away from the scene, according to the NYPD.
He was quickly arrested after someone called 911 and the driver gave a detailed description of Reeves.
Reeves tried to enter the Frederick Douglass Houses but was stopped by officers. The firearm, which was unloaded, was recovered from the right front pocket of his shorts, police said.
A box containing 46 .32 caliber bullets was found in the suspect's left front pocket, police said.
Reeves was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, menacing and harassment.