Police have arrested a man who allegedly threatened passengers with a knife on the subway following an argument over him reportedly slapping his own child.
Edgar Rodriguez, 23, is accused of pulling out a folding knife after he got into an argument with a 45-year-old man as the northbound E train pulled into the West Fourth Street station on June 24, police said.
Rodriguez, who was pushing a stroller, reportedly became angry when the other man criticized him for slapping his young child, according to ABC/7, who spoke to the victim.
“I promise you that, I will kill you on this train. I promise you bro,” the suspect is heard saying in a video obtained by ABC/7. He added about his child: “Because he’s my son and I could do that.”
Police also released a soundless video of the incident on Monday.
The suspect held the doors of the train open in the station with the stroller on the platform, daring the victim to “Come out here bro,” according to the video.
He then spit into the car before finally walking away.
Rodriguez, of Manhattan, was charged on Tuesday with endangering the welfare of a child, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.
With Lauren Cook