A New York-based rapper who discharged a flamethrower from atop a moving public bus surrendered to police on Wednesday, local media reported.
According to the New York Daily News, Rapper Dupree G.O.D told reporters as he turned himself in at the 79th Precinct station that the stunt – staged for a music video – was done for the sake of "the art. For the Wu-Tang.”
Dupree G.O.D said, “Everything was in a safe, controlled environment.”
The rapper was charged with reckless endangerment. The NYPD still has not located the flamethrower, according to reports.
In response to the incident, a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority told the Associated Press that 25 passengers were aboard the vehicle when the incident occurred and were subsequently discharged at the next stop. No injuries were reported.
NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison said at a press conference after the arrest, “Let me ask you something, jumping on a bus, is that a controlled environment?” Credit: Dupree G.O.D via Storyful