Authorities busted a murder suspect who had pledged allegiance to ISIS after spotting the armed man at a Midtown bus terminal Wednesday morning, officials said.
Matthew Passaro, 46 who also goes by his adopted Muslim name “Abu Bakar Hussain” was grabbed by Port Authority police near the Greyhound terminal on 42nd Street at around 10:30 am, said Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo.
According to officials, he is known to frequent the Al-Farooq mosque on Atlantic Ave in Brooklyn.
Police were able to identify Passaro by facial scars and tattoos, a Freddy Kruger tattoo on his arm and “Pimps up, Ho’s Down” on his hand.
Passaro, who is homeless, had a loaded 45. caliber pistol and two additional magazines when he was arrested.
After being placed in custody, Passaro became irate and threatened cops stating “you are lucky I didn’t shoot you”, officials said.
Passaro is wanted for the fatal shooting of a man in Brooklyn on Sept 20th, as well as several other shooting incidents in California and Las Vegas, including an attempted murder.
Passaro has been turned over to the NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force, officials said.