Video: Man pulls knife on cops in NYPD station

Officers were able to subdue the man, who had 14 previous arrests, police said

By Rocco Parascandola
New York Daily News

NEW YORK — A man walked into a Manhattan precinct, threatened cops with a knife, then after getting arrested vowed to return and do it again if he’s not convicted, police sources said.

Kerry Young Baxter, 25, who has 14 previous arrests, including for weapon possession, showed up at the 7th Precinct stationhouse on the Lower East Side about 5 p.m. Sunday.

He was there to ask about a warrant out against him and quickly got angry, sources said.

“I got a knife!” he said as he pulled out a kitchen knife and threatened a number of officers inside the Pitt St. stationhouse.


Cops drew their guns and Tasers and were able to subdue Baxter, handcuff him and charge him with menacing a police officer and weapons possession.

But Baxter wasn’t through talking.

“If I don’t go to prison I’ll come back and do the same s—t,” he said, according to police sources.

Last June 10, Baxter allegedly pulled a knife on a man on the Lower East Side. He has a weapons conviction from a case before that incident, but the details were not immediately clear.

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