Gunman in custody after shots fired at would-be robber inside busy NYC subway station

The man wanted for allegedly firing a gun inside a New York City subway station Tuesday night trying to break up a robbery has been arrested.

Police say 43-year-old John Rote of Astoria, Queens has been charged with criminal possession of a loaded firearm, endangerment, and menacing.

Authorities say no one was injured when Rote opened fire shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday inside the 49th Street station in midtown Manhattan, a police spokesperson said.

A 49-year-old man was trying to rob a woman when Rote allegedly fired at the would-be robber but did not hit him, police said.

The 49-year-old man was arrested on a charge of attempted robbery, police said.