Ruben Sanabria, 37, was arrested March 30, 2012, when metro police caught him trying to beat the fare at the 14th Street Station in Manhattan. He was carrying a loaded .40-caliber Smith & Wesson in his waistband.
Sanabria was sentenced to seven years in prison and 42 months of parole after he pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, the New York Post reported.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. told the Post Sanabria got what he deserved.
“This defendant illegally carried a loaded semiautomatic firearm into a public transportation system used by thousands of people every day,” Vance said.
“Preventing gun violence is one of my top priorities as district attorney, and I will make sure that this office continues to seek strong sentences for crimes involving firearms.”