Litterbug threatens two people with scissors after beef on Brooklyn subway: cops

Cops say this man threatened two straphangers with scissors on board a Manhattan-bound N train in Sunset Park, Brooklyn on Jan. 1. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

Police are looking for the suspect who threatened two Brooklyn straphangers with scissors after they called him out for tossing food onto the floor of their train car.

Cops said the incident happened at about 3:11 p.m. on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, on board a Manhattan-bound N train at the 36th Street station, located below 36th Street and Fourth Avenue in Sunset Park.

According to law enforcement sources, two people — a 36-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman — got into an argument with the male suspect after spotting him throwing food onto the floor.

Just as the train began pulling out of the 36th Street station, authorities said, the litterbug confronted the man and woman, pulled out a pair of scissors from his bag and pointed at them. He then stated, “I’m going to hit you; I’m going to stab you.”

The threat prompted the woman to press the train car’s emergency intercom button for assistance. Cops said the suspect spat at the male victim, then exited out of the train car through the end doors. He eventually fled the train itself at an unknown station.

Neither the man nor woman were injured, cops said.

On Jan. 11, the NYPD released a cellphone picture of the suspect, who’s described as an Asian man between 25 and 30 years of age with black hair, brown eyes and a slim build. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and black sneakers, while carrying a black bag.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit the Crime Stoppers website or send a direct message on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Robert Pozarycki