“Queens ‘Wolverine’ man who threatened BLM protesters has long list of arrests”
June 3, 2020 | 9:03pm
The 54-year-old, who lives upstate and has a business in Queens, is actively being sought by the NYPD for an incident Tuesday in Whitestone where he was caught on camera brandishing knives affixed to his hand, chasing down demonstrators and attempting to mow them down with his SUV as they peacefully protested, police sources said.
“We’re working hard to get him. We have him identified, it’s just a matter of trying to locate him and getting him to come in,” an NYPD spokesperson told The Post.
Demonstrators were in Whitestone near Clintonville Street and the Cross Island Expressway service road hanging up “Black Lives Matter” signs and peacefully protesting after an admitted racist, Anthony Abicca, was captured on video ripping down a single BLM sign earlier this week and hurling racial slurs.
The man has eight prior arrests dating back to 1988 and was most recently cuffed on January 22, 2016 for assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and obstruction during a traffic stop on the Upper East Side, police said.
Much like Tuesday’s incident, the man is accused of exiting his vehicle, acting erratically and running and screaming towards the officer’s vehicle before attacking the patrol-person, police said.
In April 2012, the man was charged with menacing with a weapon in the second degree after he punched his female landlord, displayed a knife and again, threatened officers, police said.
In February 2004, the Wolverine-man was cuffed for intentionally breaking the rear window of a vehicle and resisting arrest during a road rage incident, police said.
Back in September 1998, he was charged with harassment, assault causing injury with a weapon and for leaving the scene of an accident in another road rage dispute, police said.
Most of his prior crimes are related to menacing and assault, police sources said, but The Post was unable to find any prison records for the man.
The Post is withholding his name until an arrest is made in Tuesday’s incident.
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