Queens man arrested for threatening protesters with Wolverine-style blade: NYPD

Maya Rajamani
June 04, 2020 - 3:38 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A Queens man turned himself into police two days after he threatened protesters with a Wolverine-style twin blade in an incident that was caught on video, police said. 

Frank Cavalluzzi, 54, was arrested and charged with six counts of reckless endangerment, seven counts of menacing with a weapon and seven counts of criminal possession of a weapon on Thursday morning, the NYPD said. 

A video posted to Twitter shows Cavalluzzi menacing protesters with a twin blade attached to his arm in Whitestone, Queens on Tuesday afternoon. 

“You want to throw s--t at my car?” Cavalluzzi says in the video. The video doesn’t show what happened prior to the incident, but the NYPD on Wednesday told the New York Post the crowd in the area had been “peacefully protesting.” 

Activists were hanging anti-police brutality signs on the highway overpass when the incident happened, the outlet reported. 

Cavalluzzi has been arrested at least four times before, on charges including criminal mischief, aggravated harassment, menacing and assault, police said. 

His attorney information wasn’t immediately available Thursday.