Man Seen On Video Charging New York Protesters With Knife Claw Arrested


NEW YORK (AP) — A man seen on video charging protesters in New York while wearing a glove with four long, serrated-edged blades surrendered to authorities, the Queens district attorney said Thursday night.

People were peacefully gathering on the overpass above the Cross Island Parkway when Frank Cavalluzzi, 54, jumped out of a vehicle Tuesday afternoon, shouting “I will kill you,” and chasing protesters while wearing the knife-claw glove, a press release from the office of District Attorney Melinda Katz said.

He then got back into his vehicle and drove on a sidewalk, nearly running over the demonstrators, the release said.

Demonstrators protesting over the death of George Floyd had been in the area hanging up Black Lives Matter signs and rallying after someone earlier this week was caught on camera ripping one down at the location, the New York Post reported. Floyd, a black man, died on Memorial Day after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee onto the back of Floyd’s neck.

Cavalluzzi turned himself in Thursday morning and was arraigned on charges of second-degree attempted murder, multiple degrees of attempted assault, reckless endangerment and other offenses.

The judge set bail at $100,000. Cavalluzzi faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted, the release said. It was unclear Thursday night whether Cavalluzzi had retained an attorney.

“In a burst of anger and rage, this defendant allegedly sought to kill protesters who were peacefully assembled and exercising their right to free speech,” Katz said, adding that it was “amazing” no one was injured.

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  1. One of the ladies had her mask hanging down instead of covering her mouth. How can she be so reckless as to put others in danger? Is it worth even one person dying because of her?

  2. Rabbi of woodmere , the ladies and men not wearing their blasted masks is not nearly as bad as what this freaking fat-faced , fuzzy-wuzzy-hippo-bippo-plastic-face-white-haired-demented-retarded-freak-of-nature was trying to do . They at the very most were causing a safek of safek of safek of safek possiblity of maybe someone catching corona from them which is only another safek of safek of safek that the person would die , whereas this freak-of-nature-plastic-face-demented-retarded-deranged-face-white-haired-weirdo was out there inches away everyone with a definitive sharp killer claw hand on his freaking hand .,,, I think they should have all wacked the guy to pieces shoved him back in his car and turn the his whole car upside down !!!!!!!!!!


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