Weapons Charges for Man Heard Threatening Police
A Queens man was arrested on Wednesday after he was overheard threatening to kill police officers, the police said, and a search of his home yielded a cache of weapons that included two guns.
The arrest of the man, Elvin Payamps, was at least the sixth the Police Department made this week in response to threats made against officers since the fatal shooting of two officers last Saturday by a man who had declared his intentions on social media.
The events that led to Mr. Payamps’s arrest began around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, when a 54-year-old man called 911 to report that he had overheard a man saying on his cellphone that he was going to “kill police” with the guns at his home, the police said. The caller to 911 and the man later identified as Mr. Payamps were at a TD Bank branch on Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village, Queens, the police said.