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Knife-wielding man in Sarabeth’s freezer was cold-case murder suspect

August 07, 2018 - 9:41 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Turns out the man who jumped out of a freezer and threatened employees with a knife at the upper West Side Sarabeth's restaurant Sunday morning, was a suspected cold-case killer.

The man had been released from prison just a few days ago.

Authorities in Boston say they cracked a cold case last year and charged 54-year-old Carlton Henderson in a double homicide in 1988. Since then he had been in and out of prison for drug trafficking.

He was being held without bail until his murder trial, but a judge granted his freedom to suppress evidence, and he was freed on his own recognizance.

The NYPD isn't sure why Henderson came to New York, as he has no known ties here.

Henderson threatened Sarabeth's workers with a knife, they pinned him down, and he died.