An inmate convicted of taking pictures at two Queens cops greater than a decade in the past is again on the streets after he was by accident launched from a Manhattan jail, in line with police sources.
Antonio Olmeda, 65, is needed by US Marshals after he was wrongly discharged from the New York state DOC’s Manhattan Detention Center on Wednesday, sources stated.
Olmeda was sentenced to 20 years to life after he pleaded responsible in 2016 to first-degree tried homicide for attempting to kill NYPD Officers Stephen Denisi and Matthew Ferrara as they patrolled Jackson Heights in 2011.
Since he’s been locked up, he’s additionally made quite a few threats to hurt judges and a US lawyer, in line with police sources.
Olmeda was notoriously decked out in a pretend beard, fedora, trench coat and glasses when he was approached by the 2 cops on Dec. 2, 2011.
He refused to take his fingers out of his pockets, drew a gun and fired three photographs.
Fortunately, neither Denisi nor Ferrara had been struck, however one of many rounds blasted by way of a window of a close-by dentist’s workplace whose ready room was filled with kids.
Olmeda was collared weeks later after police matched his DNA to the fake facial hair, which fell off as he fled the scene. Prosecutors stated he was carrying a “hit list” and was on his approach to kill his lawyer when he was busted.
Olmeda was moreover sentenced to 12 years in federal prison after authorities found a cache of greater than 20 unlawful firearms — together with machine weapons and rifles — in his Yonkers storage unit.
In 1995, Olmeda was arrested for possession of a flame-thrower and for constructing pipe bombs.
Shortly after the 9/11 terror assaults, he was additionally arrested carrying ammo and bomb-making gear. He spent 18 months in jail however denied plotting an assault.
The Post has reached out to the state DOC and the US Marshals, who’re trying to find Olmeda.