Police Searching For Man Who Threatened Passenger On ‘5’ Train With Knife

EAST FLATBUSH – The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance in identifying the man seen in the below photos in connection to a recent incident that occurred on a subway in East Flatbush.

On a southbound ‘5’ train at approximately 6:30pm on Tuesday, August 15, police say the suspect said to the 31-year-old man sitting next to him, “I swear, if you touch me I will drive this so far up you…” while pulling out a knife and holding it close to the victim’s leg. The suspect exited the subway car at the Beverly Road subway station and fled in an unknown direction.

The male suspect is described as approximately 45- to 50-years-old, about 5’10” and 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, black shorts, black shoes, and a tan hat.  The suspect has “BOSTON” tattooed on his right forearm.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.


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Pamela Wong

Pam was a staff reporter at Bklyner, covering North-Western parts of Brooklyn between 2016 and 2019. She also writes about art at arthag.typepad.com.


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