RYE, N.Y. -- A woman walking on the boardwalk at Playland Amusement Park observed a man throw several guns into the water about 6:40 a.m. Wednesday, according to Westchester County police.
The woman went into the nearby Ice Casino and reported what she saw to a county employee. The county police were notified and responded.
Kieran O'Leary, a county police spokesman, said, "The man was still on the boardwalk and he told our officer that he had a rifle and a BB gun/pistol that he wanted to get rid of, but did not know how to do so. So he decided to throw them into the Sound."
The 70-year-old Rye resident has not been charged at this time, O'Leary said.
The county's Marine Unit responded and was able to retrieve the two weapons, O'Leary said.
"If anyone has a weapon they want to dispose of, they should contact their local police department for guidance on how to do so safely and legally," O'Leary added.