Charges are pending against a man accused of slashing an NYPD school safety agent at a Bronx elementary school on Thursday morning.
Police said the incident happened at about 7:40 a.m. on April 14 at P.S. 69, located at 560 Theriot Ave. in Clason Point.
According to law enforcement sources, the perpetrator entered the building and got into an argument with a teacher in an apparent attempt to remove a child from class.
Authorities said the school safety agent, a 55-year-old man, attempted to break up the argument. That’s when the suspect pulled out a sharp instrument and slashed the agent in the neck.
Following the attack, cops said, the assailant fled inside a black Toyota zip car, but was apprehended a short time later.
EMS rushed the injured agent to Jacobi Hospital for treatment of injuries not considered life-threatening.
A police source told the Bronx Times the assailant and the teacher allegedly knew each other and were involved in a domestic dispute. A source from Jacobi Hospital said the teacher had filed an order of protection against the suspect yesterday.
We are aware of this morning’s stabbing of a School Safety Agent in the Bronx. Prayers lifted up for his healing and recovery. We are heading to the scene. Updates to come…..:pray::pray:
— Hon. Vanessa L. Gibson, MPA (She, Her, Hers) (@Vanessalgibson) April 14, 2022
Additional reporting by Jason Cohen. Updated at 1:07 p.m.