An unhinged subway passenger accused of menacing different riders with a big knife on a Manhattan subway Tuesday afternoon was later arrested due to a quick-thinking straphanger who flagged down police.
Hasuan Fernandez, 48, was allegedly performing erratically and threatening commuters with a 10-inch blade aboard a downtown 1 practice that had simply left the Chambers Road station in Tribeca at about 3:30 p.m., based on police and Ronny Jaramillo — the person who helped land the suspect in custody.
“The man was within the practice — he was not in my practice [car] — however he began attacking individuals; he began punching the partitions,” Jaramillo, 36, recalled in an interview with The Put up.
Two males tried to cease Fernandez, Jaramillo mentioned, however after the suspect “pulled out a knife,” all people fled to Jaramillo’s automobile.
The suspect then adopted the terrified riders into the adjoining automobile, based on the witness.
“All people tried to be as distant from him as potential,” mentioned Jaramillo. “He was waving the knife at all people.”
Fernandez finally exited the practice on the Franklin Road station with Jaramillo on his path.
Jaramillo, a Park Slope restaurateur who’s opening a Mexican eatery in Tribeca, mentioned he was in a position to monitor the suspect by his distinctive crimson backpack.
“I referred to as the cops, and I began following him as a result of I used to be afraid that he was going to a different practice station and would possibly presumably really begin stabbing individuals now,” he informed The Put up.
An NYPD van pulled up straight away and Jaramillo mentioned he hopped in and led them to Fernandez, a number of blocks away.
“I jumped within the automobile, and I adopted the path the place he was strolling so I used to be in a position to establish him. In order that they caught him straight away and he was arrested.”
Fernandez was charged with prison possession of a weapon, menacing and disorderly conduct, police mentioned.
Nobody was injured within the scary incident, police mentioned.
Jaramillo’s heroic actions got here per week after a gunman terrorized dozens of Brooklyn straphangers and eluded cops for greater than a day earlier than turning himself in at an East Village McDonalds.