UES ‘clown’ who allegedly threatened teen turns himself in, says it's all a 'misunderstanding'
Dressed in clown-like clothing, the male suspect made physical contact with a teen trying to exit a 6 train.
A man who was accused of threatening a teenager on the subway while reportedly dressed as a clown turned himself in after NYPD released surveillance video on Thursday.
The man called the incident a "misunderstanding," ABC7 reported.
The footage shows the unidentified man going through the turnstile at the East 96th Street station on Oct. 5 “wearing multi-color clown/performance-style clothing.”
A 16-year-old boy told police that the man blocked his path as he tried to exit a northbound 6 train. The two allegedly made physical contact, and as the teen made his way to the station exit, he turned and saw the man approaching him with a knife. The victim then ran to the street while the suspect fled.
Original reports of the incident said that the suspect was wearing a clown mask.