A Georgia couple traveling to New York were arrested at the Holland Tunnel early Saturday after cops found an AR-15 assault rifle and a handgun in their backseat — next to the woman’s 8-year-old daughter, authorities said.
Port Authority Police officers flagged their pair’s car at 6 a.m. and ordered it out of the tunnel because it was towing a trailer, which is prohibited.
As they backed out, one cop noticed the man, who was in the passenger seat, had a handgun next to him, sources with knowledge of the case said.
The butt of the firearm could be seen between the console and the man’s seat.
Officers took them into custody and found the AR-15 and another handgun stowed next to the woman’s daughter in the backseat, authorities said.
Some hollow point bullets, a pair of brass knuckles and marijuana were also found in the car, cops said.
The couple, who were moving to the city from Georgia said they own the guns. The man had expired Georgia permits for the three firearms and said he worked for a bodega in the city, and needed the weapons “for protection,” sources said.
They are now facing weapons possession charges.