Cooper said he was wearing headphones and couldn’t hear outside noise, but saw the man pointing a knife, which he described as having a two- to three-inch blade and a wooden handle. into him.
Cooper ran and jumped through a turnstile inside the station, then ran to the entrance, where he could get out.
“I just started booking, just started running,” he said. “I jumped over the turnstile, hid around the white tiled entrance of the subway (and) took out my phone. (The suspect) jumped over, ran away. I took a picture of him. Then I chased him. I went upstairs. He started running up 7th Avenue.”
He said he was able to take two more photos of the man then reported the incident to a nearby policeman.
He then had to pick up his daughter from school and added that he was already feeling too comfortable in the city.
“My vigilance was lost,” he added. “I realized that I’ve been on the road, too comfortable in this city.”