Straphanger threatened with knife was former NYPD officer

The straphanger, threatened by a knife-wielding man who hisses, “I’ll take your head off your damn neck!” was a former senior NYPD officer, according to former Big Apple Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.

“I have a former deputy deputy commissioner who worked for me when I was last commissioner,” Bratton — the city’s top police officer in the 1990s and again from 2014 to 2016 — told WABC Radio in an interview published on Aug aired Sunday.

“He was on a Midtown train earlier this week and a person came up to him, pulled out a knife and said, ‘I’m going to cut off your head.’

“Fortunately, they’re going to make an arrest,” Bratton said.

On Wednesday, police released surveillance video of the knife-wielding man who allegedly threatened the former NYPD Deputy Assistant Commissioner.

The frightening incident happened around 3:30 p.m. on May 22 on a southbound No. 6 train at the East 77th Street and Lexington Avenue station on the Upper East Side, police officers said.

The armed suspect followed his 35-year-old victim into a crowded subway car and became furious as the train exited the station, holding a jackknife, police officers said.

According to ex-Sheriff Bill Bratton, a former NYPD deputy assistant commissioner of commuters was threatened by a knife-wielding man on a subway train.
According to former Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, a former NYPD deputy assistant commissioner of commuters was threatened by a knife-wielding man (pictured) on a subway train.
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“I’m not riding that train that’s pressed against that door,” the man yelled while repeatedly flicking his blade back and forth at the victim. “I’ll take your head off your damn neck!”

When the southbound train arrived at the 68th Street/Lexington Avenue subway station, the suspect fled, the NYPD said.

The Post – which confirmed on Sunday that Bratton was referring to the same incident – is withholding the victim’s identity because the former officer said he feared retaliation from the suspect.

Suspect Aaron Ramos reportedly said he's going to
Suspect Aaron Ramos reportedly said he’s going to “take your head off your f***ing neck” at the former NYPD officer.

Foul-mouthed suspect Aaron Ramos turned himself in to police Thursday morning. Ramos, a 26-year-old Bronx resident, has been charged with threats, police say.

Also during the interview, which aired Sunday, Bratton fumed that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg chose not to prosecute subway turnstile jumpers as part of a progressive agenda.

“The heart of the problem is in New York City … the Manhattan District Attorney still doesn’t want to treat fare evasion as a crime worth pursuing, particularly repeat fare evasion,” he told the radio host of The Cats Roundtable “, John Catsimatidis.

Bratton said in the interview that New York City leaders need one "Willingness to punish people who constantly break the law."
Bratton said in the interview that New York City leaders need a “willingness to punish people who consistently break the law.”
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“What’s lacking in New York City right now is a willingness to punish people who consistently break the law,” Bratton said – citing a Post story about a woman who described herself as a “professional booster” and on Arrested Wednesday for allegedly robbing the law 10 times the same drugstore in Manhattan.

Bratton called on Mayor Eric Adams to “publicly shame” local prosecutors if they refuse to play a role in implementing the former NYPD captain’s anti-crime agenda.

“With the prosecutors, Mayor Adams basically brings them in here and reads them the riot,” Bratton said, claiming that Hizzoner “is trying to stop New York City on his own.

“He has no support from the Albany Legislature, from the City Council, or from these prosecutors,” Bratton said. “Put these DAs in a room and get them on board or publicly shame them for not supporting him and the NYPD.”

Additional reporting by Tina Moore

https://nypost.com/2022/05/29/straphanger-threatened-with-knife-was-former-nypd-official/ Straphanger threatened with knife was former NYPD officer

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