Metro North police requested Tarrytown police assistance on Sept. 15 at 7:19 p.m. with a man with was unconscious on a southbound train at the Tarrytown train station.
Officers and Tarrytown Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded and talked to a train conductor who said that the man, who appeared to be intoxicated, had stabbed a knife into seat cover of the train before passing out.
The conductor brought police to where the man was and officers got the knife. Upon waking the man, police report he became "verbally abusive towards them." Officers told him he would have to leave the train and tried to assist him to do that since he seemed so intoxicated. While trying to help him, the man became combative—tightening his body, arms and legs and refusing to leave the train.
Officers report they had to handcuff him "for the safety of all parties involved" and he was then taken off the train.
Police secured him in a waiting room on the platform until MTA police arrived. When they came, Tarrytown police turned over the man and his knife.
MTA police said they would follow up with the conductor about placing charges for the seat damage.
TVAC, with an MTA officer onboard, took the man to Phelps Memorial Hospital emergency room for evaluation for his intoxicated condition.