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Man Arrested on Philly Subway with an AK-47

Things got a little interesting when passengers on a Philadelphia subway noticed a fellow passenger packing on Tuesday.

The man boarded the subway carrying an AK-47 assault rifle, a handgun, and a 12-inch hunting knife and illegal drugs according to police. No incident occurred with the weapons, however.

The man was identified as 28-year-old Jermal Michael Ponds.

One of the passengers notified the SEPTA police, who arrested the man after the train pulled into the Fairmount station on the northbound Broad Street Line.

According to police, they found Ponds in a back of the last car on the train with a large black bag in tow. The rifle was sticking out of the bag.

Officers asked to search the bag and the man consented.

Inside, authorities found a .38-caliber revolver with six rounds in the chamber; the AK-47 with a 40-round clip; the 12-inch hunting knife; from 25 to 30 pills of Percocet, a powerful painkiller; more than an ounce of marijuana; and $716 in cash.

Ponds was charged with weapons offenses and taken to jail where his bail was set at  $100,000.

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6 Responses to Man Arrested on Philly Subway with an AK-47

  1. bill clinton Reply

    August 3, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    this is another scare tactic just like the denver case set up by gov to pass gun laws, dnt take my word for it look it up mind control, agenda 21, ok city bombing , 911 all were tricks to scare the american people into giving up our rights please wake up we have so many good smart people in this world that wants peace we must see threw the smoke and mirrors

  2. freeze Reply

    August 4, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Their should be more people to speak up when things like this is seen.

  3. Tokunboh Reply

    August 4, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Ooooh…someone’s getting a life sentence.

  4. Kim Reply

    August 4, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Yeah God knows if he was about to portray to being an East Coast “JOKER” GEeeeshhh! Heaven help those of us who live without the acts or intent of criminal insane minds. Protect and guide us Holy Spirit. AMEN!

  5. Bernice Reply

    August 6, 2012 at 10:17 am

    This situation is getting worst. The gun manufactures should be arrested. For the love of money, they are willing to see this country go to hell. The law makers should also pay a penilty ever time some one is killed with their weapons. Look how many children and innosent people have been hurt or killed because the law maker want money at any cost. The blame should starting at the top. You can not put danger in the hands of sick people for a dollar. And we do have many sick people in this country, also starting from the top. First they allowed the drugs now weapons. they should know that when they put it into the ghetto, it will not stop there. This country will soon stop tourest from comming here. This country chooses to be blind. The same as when the allowed the factories to leave the U.S. (many jobs lost) How blind can you be?

  6. MillieG1 Reply

    August 7, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    OMG,what in the world was this man thinking when he boarded a train with an arsenal of lethal weapons? Thank God, he reframed from discharging the weapons which prevented him from killing and harming innocent people. Well, he’ll have a long time to reflect on his actions while he’s sitting in a jail cell.

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