2012-06-01 / Top Stories

Point Man Charged With Weapons Possession

By Howard Schwach

A Breezy Point man was busted on May 28 in front of the Blarney tavern on Rockaway Point Boulevard for menacing another tavern patron, court sources say.

Papers supplied by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown say that Edward Luhrs, 33, pulled a .38 caliber handgun from his waistband and pointed it at Robert Willis, yelling “Back up, bro.”

Startled patrons called 911 from their cell phones, reporting a man with a gun, sources say.

Police Officer Anthony O’Toole of the 100 Precinct and his partner responded to the call to the 911 system and O’Toole noticed Luhrs reaching into his waistband.

Police Officer Anthony Byrd took the gun away from Luhrs as he began to pull it from his waistband, records show.

The weapon contained five live rounds.

Luhrs was arrested and transported to Queens Central Booking.

He was arraigned on May 28 in Queens Criminal Court on charges of criminal possession of a weapon and menacing.

Reports say that he is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail for his next hearing, which is scheduled for June 14.

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