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June 6 - 12, 2013

Busted in buffet with big blade, but he wasn’t a chef

Photos by Jefferson Siegel

Morgan Soto being removed from Centre Buffet restaurant after being arrested for allegedly carrying a 16-inch sword in Chinatown while acting erratically.

On the afternoon of Wed., May 29, a police traffic sergeant noticed a man acting erratically and carrying a 16-inch long sword near Canal St. in Chinatown. She gave chase while calling for backup. Within moments, uniformed and plainclothes officers from the Fifth Precinct cornered the man in a Chinese buffet restaurant at the corner of Howard and Centre Streets. The

man, identified as Morgan Soto, 35 of Kips Bay, was removed by ambulance to a hospital for a psychological exam. He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, disorderly conduct and also false impersonation, because he gave police a phony last name, according to the Daily News. Soto reportedly has more than 30 prior arrests, mostly for drug-related offenses.

Oklahoma Tornado Relief Fundraiser A Night of Music, Comedy & Arts

In an effort to help all those families affected by the recent Oklahoma tornado, American Flatbread Tribeca, U Studios NYC, Close Encounters and Downtown Express are teaming up to raise funds for those affected by this tragedy.

Join us for a night full of performing artist: DJ, acoustic musicians, comedians, and a flamenco performance

All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief

Suggested Donation: $5- $10 Drink Specials All attendees enter a chance to win a free month of yoga & a painting from Maya Malioutina When: Friday June 14, 2013 ▪ 7pm-11pm ▪ Show: 8pm-10pm Where: American Flatbread Tribeca Hearth ▪ 205 Hudson St (Corner of Hudson & Canal St) New York, NY 10013 ▪ Phone (212) 776-1441 ▪

A plainclothes officer from the Fifth Precinct holding a 16-inch sword that allegedly had been carried by Morgan Soto.

June 6, 2013 The Villager  
June 6, 2013 The Villager