Man surrenders to police after alleged Zionist threats on Manhattan subway

On June 10, the man reportedly shouted,"Raise your hands if you're a Zionist. Repeat after me; this is your chance to get out," while on a crowded train held at Union Square station.

Edric Robinson

Jun 26, 2024, 8:02 PM

Updated 23 days ago

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The suspect behind the alleged anti-Zionist threats on a Manhattan subway has surrendered to police at a transit station in Tribeca.
On June 10, the man reportedly shouted,"Raise your hands if you're a Zionist. Repeat after me; this is your chance to get out," while on a crowded train held at Union Square station.
The incident was captured on video, which quickly went viral, prompting one of the riders to file a police complaint.
In response to the incident, NYPD detectives sought information about the suspect and posted his photo on social media. The suspect voluntarily reported to Transit District 2 at West Broadway and Lispenard Street on Wednesday morning around 9 a.m., where he was issued a desk appearance ticket.
The man is now facing charges of attempted coercion in the third degree. This charge means forcing someone to do something they don’t want to by threatening to harm them or their belongings.
A spokesperson for Mayor Eric Adams responded to the incident, stating, “New York City will always protect the right to free speech, but we will never allow our city to descend into lawlessness. Threatening New Yorkers based on their beliefs is not only vile, it’s illegal and will not be tolerated. Let this be a lesson to all those who think they can act illegally and then hide. The NYPD will find you and charge you in accordance with the law.”


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