NYPD: Man Threatened, Spit At Family On Subway

July 16, 2018 - 7:15 am

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- A clash over parenting tactics on the subway turned into something much more serious when a man pulled a knife on another passenger.

It happened at the West 4th Street subway station at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 24.

Police say that two men on board a northbound E train engaged in a verbal quarrel after one of the men reportedly slapped his toddler.

A 45-year-old passenger, traveling with his wife and 5-year-old daughter, addressed the incident and the toddler’s father began screaming at the man, according to cops.

The man made several threats towards the victim and his family before wheeling a strolled off at the West 4th Street station. Though, video shows the man continued the argument, welding a knife and demanding the 45-year-old passenger step off the train.

He was seen holding the subway doors open for several minutes before spitting at the family and finally allowing the doors to close.

Cops are now releasing portions of the video to find the man. Anyone with information about the man should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.