BROOKLYN — An East New York man accused of trying to steal a gun from an MTA worker in East New York has been arrested, according to police.
Rodney Duncan, 24, was arrested Wednesday and charged with robbery three weeks after he tried to steal a handgun from an MTA collecting agent at the Sutter Avenue L station, police said.
The victim, a 47-year-old man, was on duty just after 9 p.m. working security for technician doing maintenance work to a MetroCard machine at the station when Duncan came up behind him and tried to grab his gun from its holster, police said.
The agent managed to fight Duncan off, and the suspect fled police said.
Officers nabbed Duncan near the corner of Dumont Avenue and Junius Street just after 7 p.m. Wednesday after an eagle-eyed tipster spotted him and called 911, according to police and a witness of the arrest, who spoke with DNAinfo.
Duncan was arraigned Thursday on a host of charges including attempted criminal possession of a weapon and attempted robbery, and a judge ordered him held on $25,000 bail, records show.
Correction: Based on erroneous information provided by police, an earlier version of this article misstated the location of the defendant's arrest. The story has been updated to reflect the correct location.