NYC: Man who allegedly tried to strangle cop with chain is resident of psychiatric facility

The man who attempted to strangle a cop with a chain during a post-Election Day protest in Manhattan has been identified as a resident of a Wards Island psychiatric facility, according to cops.

Levon Wheeler, 30, allegedly shoved a cop to the ground and pressed the chain on the officer’s neck at Bond Street and Broadway in Noho on Thursday night, cops said.

He was arrested and charged with second-degree assault, criminal obstruction of breathing, resisting arrest, obstruction of governmental administration and disorderly conduct, cops said.

The NYPD tweeted about the incident, adding, “Violence – in any form – is unacceptable. We will be reviewing this incident, and bring any additional perpetrators to justice.”


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