Man held for threats against mayor, police commish
An apparently disturbed man has been arrested after making bizarre threats against Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly during the last few months, authorities said Monday.
Jeffrey Fisher, 48, of Philadelphia, is being held at the Bellevue Hospital Prison Ward on $100,000 bail following his arrest Friday on charges he made expletive-filled phone calls to 911 in which he vowed to kill both men.
“I’m gonna come and kill your mayor,” Fisher told an emergency operator on May 12, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Manhattan DA’s office.
In the most recent of the 10 calls, on Thursday, Fisher said of Kelly: “If he continues his 9/11 bull--- his family is going to feel it,” according to the complaint.
On Oct. 30, just two days before the New York City Marathon, Fisher called 911 and said: “Gonna kill the mayor if he shows up at the marathon.”
Neither the mayor’s office nor the NYPD would comment.
Authorities said Fisher made the calls from several West Side pay phones in May, July, October and December. However, they wouldn’t discuss a motive or what led to Fisher’s arrest.
He is set to appear in court Thursday. His attorney did not return a phone call.