By COLlive reporter
Police have arrested a man they say committed a one-man rampage on a Brooklyn street during which he menaced individuals and broke a window at Bais Rivkah School, officials said.
The NYPD’s Brooklyn Warrants Squad apprehended Nerron Purcell, 30, on Friday, charging him with assault, criminal mischief and weapons possession in the Nov. 8 incident on Lefferts Ave. near New York Ave. in Crown Heights.
“Individual wanted for the Nov 8 assault (pistol whipping) of a 23-yr-old man in #Brooklyn—followed by various acts of property destruction—has been APPREHENDED,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea tweeted. “Thanks for the tips, NYC!”
Surveillance video released earlier this week shows Purcell staggering down Lefferts Ave., repeatedly pointing a handgun at his own head.
Then, he screamed at a 55-year-old woman sitting in a parked car and smashed her side-view mirror. He also destroyed two windows at the Beth Rivkah Elementary School on Lefferts Avenue, video shows.
UPDATE: individual wanted for the Nov 8 assault (pistol whipping) of a 23-yr-old man in #Brooklyn—followed by various acts of property destruction—has been APPREHENDED. Thanks for the tips, NYC! Great job Brooklyn South Warrant Sqd and patrol + detectives of the @NYPD71Pct. pic.twitter.com/pElYMk8DZc
— Chief Dermot F. Shea (@NYPDDetectives) November 16, 2019