A New York man is in custody after being captured while attempting to ditch a stolen firearm, according to Allentown police.
Police responded around 1:10 p.m. Saturday to the 500 block of North Mohr Street for a report of a man armed with a handgun.
Officers said they found a victim at the scene who reported being approached by a man with a gun.
Police said they found Andrew Birch-Julbe, 26, of the Bronx, hiding in the area. They say he attempted to discard a gun and flee when officers spotted him.
Birch-Julbe is facing charges of persons not to possess firearms, firearms not to be carried without a license, receiving stolen property (firearm), providing false identification to law enforcement and criminal attempt.
No injuries were reported during the alleged incident.