What to Know
- An anonymous caller made threats to the Midtown South precinct police captain over police radio
- “Hi captain, do you remember how you put me in jail? Well, I’m out now and I’m coming to put a bullet in your head son,” the man said
- Police said they believe the man got a hold of a lost or stolen police scanner and that the threats are likely not credible
A man made a series of threats to an NYPD captain this past weekend — and the threats weren’t made online or by phone, but on the radio transmissions police use to communicate every day.
The NYPD confirmed that “various unauthorized transmissions” were made “over various frequencies” Saturday evening.
The anonymous man made specific threats to the captain of the Midtown South precinct, police said.
“Hi captain, do you remember how you put me in jail? Well, I’m out now and I’m coming to put a bullet in your head son,” the man said over the radio waves.
He went on: “Remember captain, I’m coming for you.”
At one point the captain who was the target of the threats came on and responded to the man: “Where do you want to meet, baby?”
Police said that the man stated he was at various locations in the city, but he was not located nor apprehended.
Not only was the man able to access police radio, he was also familiar with the lingo of radio calls, according to police.
A police dispatcher eventually jammed the call, forcing the caller offline. Police say they don’t think the threat is credible but they’re still investigating.
Listening to the police scanner is easy enough — there are plenty of apps for that — but radioing in is a totally different story. Police believe that the man may have gotten ahold of a lost or stolen police scanner.
Sunday night there were still no clues as to who sent the threats. Police said an investigation continues.