Who is Saadiq Jovan Teague?
Saadiq Teague is an Ohio man who was reportedly arrested after being spotted by officers around 12:30 p.m. Friday charging his cellphone at a charging station in the mezzanine area at the 42nd St./Port Authority station in Midtown Manhattan, about a long block from Times Square.
The Midtown subway station man was charged Friday with possession of a semi-automatic rifle, a magazine with live rounds and other gear.
Saadiq Teague, the teen suspect police said was found with a semi-automatic rifle and ammo at the Times Square subway station, showed himself walking around NYC with the alleged weapon in his backpack on his Instagram account https://t.co/o7TUYJsuoX pic.twitter.com/5fIecZTOhG
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) April 17, 2021
How old is Saadiq Teague?
Saadiq Teague, of Canal Winchester, is 18 years old as of the year 2021.
Saadiq Teague Ohio
Saadiq is facing charges after being spotted at the A, C, E Times Square subway station with a semi-automatic rifle. He was spotted sitting on a bench near the turnstile of the Times Square subway station around 12:30 p.m. Friday. At his feet, in plain view, was a rifle.
Police said Teague had taken an unloaded AK-47 out of a bag and laid it on the floor in plain view.
Upon seeing the weapon, officers on a routine patrol of the station approached Teague and questioned him. He reportedly told them he had a permit for the weapon in Ohio and thought open-carry was allowed in New York City, police said.
Teague was taken into custody and later charged with two counts of criminal possession of a loaded firearm, two counts of criminal possession of an assault rifle, one count of criminal possession of an ammo clip, and one count of criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was later taken in handcuffs from an NYPD transit station past photojournalists — whom he reportedly told from behind a black face mask, “I love you all” — and was being held in jail Friday night.
Andrew Teague Columbus Ohio
The New York Daily News, citing an unnamed source, reported that Saadiq Teague is the son of 43-year-old Andrew Teague, who was shot and killed by law enforcement after a high-speed police pursuit and wrong-way, head-on crash on I-270 in Columbus on March 5.
Other New York media reported Friday that police were investigating a possible relationship between the two men.
Andrew Teague had been wanted on a felonious assault charge for a Feb. 2 shooting in which he was alleged to have fired more than a dozen rounds at his brother. Police spotted Andrew Teague on March 5 and began pursuing him, but the chase got called off because of safety concerns.
The Columbus police division’s helicopter unit continued to track Teague by air.
While the helicopter unit was tracking Teague, a Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted Teague and began pursuing him again.
When Teague started going north in the southbound lanes of Interstate 270, the deputy also broke off pursuit. As the helicopter officers watch from above, Teague collided with two other vehicles on I-270 while traveling the wrong way south of the Interstate 70 interchange.
Teague’s damaged vehicle stopped on the highway’s shoulder, where he got out and exchanged gunfire with officers before being fatally shot.