Box cutter-waving man arrested for threatening group on Brooklyn subway platform: NYPD

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Two NYPD officers arrested Norden Cummings, 30, of Queens for menacing straphangers with a box-cutter pictured above. (NYPD)

Two NYPD officers arrested Norden Cummings, 30, of Queens for menacing straphangers with a box-cutter pictured above. (NYPD)

BROOKLYN –– Two police officers arrested a man who was allegedly waving a box cutter and menacing commuters waiting on a subway platform in Brooklyn Wednesday evening, officials said.

NYPD said the officers responded to 911 calls about a man with a knife inside the Hoyt Street station about 7:30 p.m. When they arrived, the officers assigned to Transit District 30 were pointed to the end of the northbound Nos. 2 and 3 platform.

There, the cops found Norden Cummings, 30, of Queens, who was waving a box cutter from side to side, police said.

The officers approached the man and ordered him to drop the weapon, police said. The suspect complied and was arrested without incident.

Cummings was charged with menacing, criminal possession of a weapon, disorderly conduct and harassment, police said.