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Cops have arrested a man who was allegedly caught on video threatening a subway conductor in Queens — after the worker says he ran for his life from the blade-wielding fiend and locked himself inside a token booth.
Cops booked Tahjsmier Taylor on Tuesday on charges of second degree menacing and second degree harassment, according to NYPD.
He was arraigned Wednesday and held on $10,000 bail, a rep for Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said.
Cops allege Taylor displayed a “cutting instrument” during the incident, which allegedly ended with the assailant threatening to “punch” and “knock out” the conductor, Kevin Rivera, through the token booth window.
“You scared, n—a! You don’t want to fight?” the suspect asked, according to the video. “This is my hood, n—a. What’s wrong with you, boy?”
Rivera told told The Post last week that he “ran for my life” as the man spat on him and then chased him from the the 1:21 a.m. Manhattan-bound 7 train out of Flushing-Main Street station — while holding what appeared to be a box cutter.
Rivera, in uniform after a hard day’s work on the rails, called the cops — but he says they did not take action against the man, because they said they must must see spit attacks to press charges.
NYPD upped the charges against Taylor after news of the incident was blasted out by Rivera’s union and reported by The Post and other outlets.
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