3 maked men including a Muslim were arrested for pointing assault rifle at crowds from rooftop
Three men have been arrested after creating a security scare atop a Miami Beach penthouse. Mohamed Azab Youssef, 39, Artur Schaback, 28, and Ivan Suhharev, 28, were apprehended by Miami Beach Police Friday, September 17th.
Police said Schaback and Suhharev were witnessed aiming an AR-15 rifle off the penthouse balcony at 1100 Collins Avenue, including Schaback wearing a mask over his face.
One caller told 911 they were pointing the firearm towards the busy street at citizens and tourists walking by.
“I did see a handful of different officers with rifles, pistols, shotguns, the whole nine,” said witness Chris Clayborne. “It was the real deal.”
Imagine arriving to your vacation spot and that’s what you’re greeted with.
“Uber driver drops us off and literally drops us off right on the crime scene. Not sure what’s taking place cops everywhere yellow tape everywhere they’re pushing us away from our hotel we were staying at,” Clayborne said.
D.J. Richardson immediately began to regret his reservation for his vacation rental.
“Really started panicking,” Richardson said. “I was like, I really don’t feel safe here.”
Police said the men snapped photographs as they took turns holding the weapon.
“It sounds like they might have been doing it for the Instagram,” Clayborne. “I’m not sure.”
Richardson added, “Everyone flexes for Instagram, so that’s probably what he did.”
Once SWAT made entry into the unit, they detained four people, including a juvenile.
Inside, they found the rifle, which was equipped with a long-distance scope, and 500 rounds of ammunition.
Cocaine and hashish, as well as drug paraphernalia, were also discovered.