A sword-wielding man walked into the New York Times constructing in Manhattan on Thursday and demanded to talk to “the politics part,” police stated.
The deranged man — who additionally had an axe on him — entered the newspaper’s headquarters on Eighth Avenue between West forty first and forty second streets round 12:15 p.m., an NYPD spokesman stated.
He stated he needed to see the Gray Lady’s political reporters, earlier than calmly handing over the sword and the big axe, which was in a bag, to safety on the constructing, in accordance with cops and police sources.
“There was no combat,” the spokesman stated.
The man, who was not instantly publicly recognized, awaited cops and was then taken to Roosevelt Hospital for analysis, police stated.
He additionally had a small folding knife and a container of mace in a plastic bag, the sources stated.
Sources added that the person claimed to be a whistleblower and ranted to cops, “they had been going to kill me.”
He has no identified felony historical past.