Monday, December 13, 2010

Emotionally Disturbed Man Arrested After Swinging Pipe at Passersby in Brooklyn Heights -- UPDATED

An emotionally disturbed man was detained by police in front of the Park Plaza Diner on Cadman Plaza West at 4:30 p.m. yesterday after swinging a metal pipe (or possibly a hammer, see below) at at least two Brooklyn Heights pedestrians. One woman narrowly avoided serious injury when she dodged the attacker while walking along Montage Street.

A witness said that a second person who had been threatened rode with police around Brooklyn Heights and spotted the attacker near the diner.

The man was said to be in his 60s, balding, with dark skin, a gray beard and gray sweat pants.

He was arrested and sent to Long Island College Hospital.

UPDATE: The Brooklyn Eagle has a photo of the man and more information, such as the weapon may have been a hammer: "One woman said something about the man caused her to turn around to look at him just in time to dodge the hammer swinging towards her head . . . "

Photos by MK Metz

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Anonymous said...

well, this article isn't about what I expected, woah! *adjusts tie*

Anonymous said...

that you Sam?

Anonymous said...

No, but this is one of my favorite headlines of all time. You don't mean a Sam S., do you?

Anonymous said...

No, but my gott you sound just like him!