Police: Man Arrested After Threatening Passersby With Screwdriver
The incident occured on Tuesday afternoon.
Hoboken Police arrested a Brooklyn man after he allegedly threatened passersby with a screwdriver on Tuesday afternoon.
Rahsawn Kelly, 39, was charged with weapons charges and disorderly conduct, police said.
The incident occured in uptown Hoboken around 4 p.m., police said. The police department received multiple calls about Kelly.
According to several citizens, Kelly was allegedly "chasing" people with a screwdriver and acting "erratically," according to police reports.
When police arrived at the scene, at Tenth and Washington, one of the officers knocked the screwdriver out of Kelly's hands, police said.
One woman walking a stroller at Tenth and Washington said Kelly waved the screwdriver in her face and cursed at her. Another man, who was in his car at the time, told police that he saw Kelly wave his screwdriver and point it at people.
Kelly was charged with disorderly conduct, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, police said.