Straphanger threatened with knife was former NYPD official

The straphanger menaced by a knife-wielding man hissing, “I’ll take your head off your f–king neck!” was a former high NYPD official, in accordance with ex-Massive Apple Police Commissioner Invoice Bratton.

“I’ve a former assistant deputy commissioner who labored for me once I was most not too long ago commissioner,” mentioned Bratton — the town’s high cop within the Nineteen Nineties and once more from 2014 to 2016 — to WABC radio in an interview that aired Sunday.

“He was on a Midtown practice earlier this week and had a person come as much as him, pull out a knife, and say, ‘I’m going to chop your head off.’

“Fortuitously, they’re going to make an arrest,” Bratton mentioned.

On Wednesday, police launched surveillance video of the knife-wielding man who had allegedly threatened the previous assistant deputy NYPD commissioner.

The horrifying incident occurred about 3:30 p.m. Might 22 on a southbound No. 6 practice on the East 77th Avenue and Lexington Avenue station on the Higher East Facet, cops mentioned.

The armed suspect adopted his 35-year-old sufferer right into a crowded subway automobile and have become irate because the practice left the station, holding a switchblade in plain view, cops mentioned.

A former assistant deputy NYPD commissioner was the commuter threatened on a subway by a knife-wielding man, according to ex-Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.
A former assistant deputy NYPD commissioner was the commuter threatened on a subway by a knife-wielding man (pictured), in accordance with ex-Police Commissioner Invoice Bratton.

“I’m not driving this practice pressed up in opposition to this door,” the person screamed as he repeatedly flicked his blade out and in within the sufferer’s route. “I’ll take your head off your f–king neck!”

When the southbound practice arrived on the 68th Avenue/Lexington Avenue subway station, the suspect fled, the NYPD mentioned.

The Publish — which confirmed Sunday that Bratton was referencing the identical incident — is withholding the identification of the sufferer as a result of the previous official mentioned he fears for his security from the suspect.

The suspect Aaron Ramos allegedly said he was going to “take your head off your f--king neck" to the former NYPD official.
The suspect Aaron Ramos allegedly mentioned he was going to “take your head off your f–king neck” to the previous NYPD official.

The foul-mouthed suspect, Aaron Ramos, turned himself in to cops Thursday morning. Ramos, a 26-year-old Bronx resident, was charged with menacing, in accordance with police. 

Additionally throughout the interview that aired Sunday, Bratton fumed over Manhattan District Lawyer Alvin Bragg selecting not to prosecute subway turnstile jumpers as a part of a progressive agenda.

“There’s the crux of the issue in New York Metropolis … with the Manhattan district lawyer nonetheless not eager to deal with fare evasion as a major sufficient crime price prosecuting, notably repeated fare evasion,” he informed “The Cats Roundtable” radio host John Catsimatidis.

Bratton said in the interview that New York City's leaders need a "willingness to punish people who continually break the law."
Bratton mentioned within the interview that New York Metropolis’s leaders want a “willingness to punish individuals who frequently break the legislation.”
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“What’s lacking in New York Metropolis in the meanwhile is a willingness to punish individuals who frequently break the legislation,” Bratton mentioned — citing a Publish story on a lady who dubbed herself a “skilled booster” and was arrested Wednesday for allegedly robbing the identical Manhattan drug retailer 10 occasions.

Bratton known as on Mayor Eric Adams to “public disgrace” native prosecutors in the event that they refuse to play an element in finishing up the previous NYPD captain’s tough-on-crime agenda.

“On the district attorneys, that is the place Mayor Adams principally brings them in and reads them the riot act,” Bratton mentioned, claiming that Hizzoner is “making an attempt to carry up New York Metropolis by himself.

“He’s not being helped by the legislature in Albany, by the Metropolis Council or these district attorneys,” Bratton mentioned. “Get these DAs right into a room and get them on board or publicly disgrace them for his or her failure to help him and the NYPD.”

Extra reporting by Tina Moore

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