Man arrested for pointing gun at 6-year-old boy’s head over Halloween goodie bag

By | November 1, 2023

The child’s mother and three other children witnessed the incident.

A man was arrested after allegedly pointing a gun at a 6-year-old child and pointing it at his head over Halloween candy, police said.

The incident occurred around 7:25 p.m. Saturday evening in Manhasset on Long Island, New York, when a 42-year-old mother was driving her daughter, two sons and nephew to a nearby residence to drop off a bag of gifts.

“The girl was dropping off a bag of gifts at her friend’s house,” Nassau County police said in a statement. “The 10-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son got out of the vehicle and approached the house. They rang the doorbell and left a bag full of Halloween candy on the porch before returning to the vehicle.

It was moments later that the woman’s daughter noticed that the address where she had dropped off the bag of gifts may not have been the correct address and told her mother, the police said. police in its press release.

“They returned to the address and the 6-year-old male exited the vehicle to retrieve the bag of goodies from the porch,” authorities continued. “At that point, the front door opened, a man came out of the house and pointed a black handgun at the victim’s head.”

The Nassau County Police Department was immediately notified of the event and the 43-year-old suspect, Michael Yifan Wen, was arrested without incident and charged with second-degree menacing and endangering the welfare of a child.

Police said he was arraigned the following day Sunday in First District Court in Hempstead, New York, but released no further information about the case.

The investigation into the incident is currently underway.

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