Man with sharp objects threatens protesters in Queens, drives SUV toward them

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Whitestone incident during protest

A man with a sharp device is seen appearing to threaten protesters in Queens. (Arianna Agudo)

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WHITESTONE, Queens — A man with sharp objects strapped to his arm is seen on video threatening Black Lives Matter protesters in Queens and then driving his SUV toward them on the sidewalk on Tuesday.

The protesters screamed and ran as the man sped toward them near Clintonville Street and the Cross Island Parkway, video taken by Arianna Agudo shows.

“THIS MAN HAD 4 KNIFES TIED UP ON HIS ARM AND WAS TRYING TO STAB THIS KIDS, AND THEN HE GOT UP ON HIS CAR AND GOT ON THE SIDEWALK AND TRIED TO RUN OVER THIS PEOPLE, PEOPLE WHO ARE LESS THAN 21 YEARS OLD,” she captioned the video. “PEOPLE ARE LITERALLY CRAZY, THEY DON’T EVEN THINK TWICE ON TAKING SOMEBODY’S LIFE AND END IT JUST LIKE THAT!!!! I’M SICK AND TIRED OF THIS! PEOPLE ARE PROTESTING FOR WHAT’S RIGHT, FOR JUSTICE! THEY’RE NOT DOING NOTHING WRONG!!!”

No injuries were reported and no arrests have been made, police said.

Councilman Paul Vallone, who represents Whitestone, condemned the man’s actions.

“Threats of violence and racial harassment are not, and will not be, tolerated and these disturbing actions do not represent our community,” he said.

Other video from Whitestone shows people pulling down signs from where Black Lives Matter protesters demonstrated.

Protesters have been out for days calling for justice over the police custody death of Goerge Floyd in Minneapolis.

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