Man who threw rocks at consulates arrested for threatening passersby with bat: NYPD

Maya Rajamani
September 16, 2020 - 1:00 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A California man who was arrested for throwing rocks at at least four consulate buildings in Manhattan over the summer was arrested again on Tuesday for threatening passersby with a baseball bat in Midtown, the NYPD said. 

Reza Mashayekhi, 34, of San Jose, started threatening passersby with the bat near East 49th Street and 1st Avenue around 6 p.m. on Tuesday, police said. 

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He was arrested and charged with menacing and criminal possession of a weapon soon after, the NYPD said. 

In July and August, Mashayekhi was arrested for tossing rocks at the Venezuela Consulate, the Italian Consulate, the German Consulate, the Russian Consulate and the Ukrainian Consulate, all of which are in Manhattan. 

Prior to Tuesday’s arrest, he was most recently cuffed for once again throwing rocks at the Italian Consulate, the New York Post reported. He has also been accused of throwing rocks at the Mexican consulate, according to the outlet.

His attorney information wasn’t immediately available Wednesday.