NYPD officers arrested a man wielding a box cutter in a Brooklyn subway station, possibly avoiding another subway slashing.
On Wednesday around 7:30 p.m., police responded to a 911 call of a man with a box cutter at the Hoyt Street subway station in downtown Brooklyn, authorities reported.
Witnesses directed officers to the northbound 2 and 3 train platform, where they found a man brandishing a box cutter, waving it threateningly, police stated.
The man complied with officers when told to drop the weapon, and he was placed under arrest.
Norden Cummings, 30, of Queens, was taken into custody and now faces charges including possessing a weapon, menacing, harassment and disorderly conduct, according to police.