Slashing possibly avoided due to subway arrest - Metro US

Slashing possibly avoided due to subway arrest

The box cutter recovered by police.

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.

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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.

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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.

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