A man in an NYPD sweatshirt with a holstered weapon that looked like a handgun was found skulking around the “Good Morning America” studios in Times Square early Tuesday, police sources said.
Abm Faisal, 31, was first spotted in his car by an off-duty NYPD detective who was working security outside Times Square Studios on Broadway near West 44th Street around 5:15 a.m. the sources said. The car had a thin blue line American flag that symbolizes support for the police, US Army decals and a decorative front NYPD license plate.
The two briefly chatted before Faisal got out and walked off.
About an hour later, the detective, who worked security for a company contracted out by GMA, spotted the suspect getting up from a table at a pedestrian area.
The off-duty cop told The Post Faisal’s jacket was pushed back behind a holster on a waistband holding what appeared to be a handgun.
The guard said he took notice of Faisal’s NYPD shirt — but immediately thought that he couldn’t be a cop.