CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. -- A 30-year-old Manhattan man was arrested by Clarkstown Police on Tuesday for holding a knife to the throat of a Prestige Taxi driver and demanding she take him to New York City, said Pete Walker, spokesman for the Clarkstown Police Department.
Clarkstown Police officers responded to the area of the Calvary Drive commuter lot in New City at 5:30 p.m. for a report of an assault. Once on scene, they found a 27-year-old female taxi driver from West Haverstraw, who told officers she picked up a man from Beechwood Lane in Garnerville. She was going to drop him off at the commuter lot on Calvary Drive in New City so he could get a bus to New York City, when the man put a knife to her throat and demanded she take him to New York City, Walker said.
The taxi driver instinctively tried to push the knife away when she suffered a cut to her thumb. The man, identified as Joshua Bray, 30, of Manhattan, fled the scene on foot and was found a short distance away on Route 304, Walker said.
The victim was treated for a minor laceration at Nyack Hospital. The knife was not found at the scene.
Bray was charged with felony assault, felony attempted kidnapping and criminal possession of a weapon. He is being held at the Rockland County Jail on $75,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in court on Friday, Sept. 16.
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