A New York father and his young daughter were spat on and threatened with a knife by a male passenger after asking him to stop smoking marijuana on the train.
A video released by the NYPD revealed the incident which was captured on a cellphone on a Manhattan D-Bound train in the Bronx at around 3.20pm on September 5.
The footage captured the alleged pothead sitting in his seat as he was seen spitting on the 35-year-old father and his four-year-old daughter, who were seated on the other side of the doors a few feet away from the man.
The man then stands up to get something from his backpack as the father and daughter remain sitting.
The man then angrily clicks a knife as he stands in the middle of the subway aisle with a threatening glare as he stares at the cellphone camera.
Video footage captured the moment a Bronx subway passenger threatened a father and daughter with a knife
The father and daughter were spat on by the passenger after he was asked to stop smoking pot
Police said that the father then took his daughter off the train at Fordham Road station in the Bronx, according to
It was reported, however, that the man stayed on the train after the pair left. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.
The video was released on Thursday by police in an attempt to identify the suspect.
DailyMail.com reached out to the NYPD for a statement.
This incident is just one of many other New York subway crimes reported this year.
The suspect was seen sitting in his seat yelling at the father before spitting on him and then threatening them with a knife he pulled from his backpack
The father and daughter left the subway after the incident at Fordham Road Station
This is the latest violent incident on a New York City subway train. Just days earlier, on September 9, a man brutally kicked a woman down an an escalator at the Atlantic Ave.-Barclays Center station in Brooklyn.
The victim was kicked in the chest by the suspect after she asked him to say ‘excuse me’ when he rushed past her.
Surveillance cameras captured the chilling moment the victim fell backwards to the bottom of the escalator as the suspect continued up the escalator and out of the station.
Police say the woman suffered cuts and bruises to her back, arms, legs, right knee and right thigh and trauma to her left ankle, noting that she refused medical attention at the scene.
‘This was more than stairs. Escalators are spiky and moving. They’re bigger and sharp,’ the 32-year-old female victim said.
‘All over my body. I’m covered [in cuts] like I was clawed by a tiger.’
The suspect has not yet been identified by police.
A woman was attacked at a Brooklyn subway station on September 9 after a man kicked her down the escalator and suffered injuries as a result
According to the NYPD, there were 2.19 felony crimes reported per one million riders for the month of August relating to murder, rape, robbery, grand larceny, felony assault and burglary, according to
The August statistic was an increase as compared to 1.78 in July and 1.77 in June.
Cameras were installed on Monday as an effort to monitor subway crime and keep people on public transportation safe.
‘The number of arrests have dramatically increased. Part of that is directly attributable to cameras,’ Warren said.
‘You are not anonymous in the subway right now if you are out there trying to prey on our riders.’
Security cameras were installed at all 432 subway stations in an attempt to decrease New York crime
The department also reports felony assaults and rape crimes have surged since 2020 with a 5.9% increase for felony assaults and a 3.7% increase for rape.
In terms of declining statistics, a 4.4% decrease was reported for murders, 1.4% for robberies and 0.1% for shooting victims.
A 0.9% decrease was also reported for overall crime in 2021.
De Blasio praised the month of August as being one of the safest despite increasing rates throughout May, June and July that led him to blame the courts for not processing criminals fast enough.
‘In fact, the number of overall index crimes reported in the city through the end of August is the lowest tally for the first eight months of any calendar year since the start of the modern CompStat era nearly three decades ago,’ the NYPD said last week, referring to current system for tallying crime numbers.
During one of his daily remote press conferences last month, de Blasio revealed that in the first half of 2021, there were only 18 trial verdicts across the five boroughs, compared to 405 during the same time in 2019.
State courts outside New York City have produced 118 trial verdicts during the first eight months of the year.
‘That isn’t good enough,’ the mayor said, after heaping praise on the New York City Police Department for making a record number of gun-related arrests, and highlighting the work of community activists.
DeBlasio praised the month of August as being one of the safest after a high crime rate in May, June and July
A spokesman for the court system accused the mayor of ‘gaslighting’ the public with his accusation.
‘Yet again, the mayor demonstrates his glaring lack of understanding of the criminal justice process in this state,’ said Lucian Chaifen, director of communications for the Office of Court Administration, in a statement.
‘His gaslighting rhetoric regarding court operations in an attempt to shift the public safety discussion continues.’
The spokesperson argued that the court system has been back at full strength since May, and rebuked prosecutors and defense attorneys for not being prepared to try their cases.
But Chaifen acknowledged that because of social distancing requirements, only three trials can now be held simultaneously in each county, compared to up to a dozen before the pandemic.