NYC police officers arrest man 'swinging an axe' on subway

Police officers arrested the individual after spotting him with the pickaxe

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New York City police officers have arrested a man who was allegedly "swinging an axe" while on the A-train.

Obadiah Lashley, 27, was arrested on Friday just after 4:00 p.m. after police officers responded to a 911 call of a man swinging a pickaxe while on the A-train at the Beach 67 Street subway station, according to a New York City Police Department spokesperson.

Lashley was arrested by officers after seeing him with the pickaxe, according to the spokesperson. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

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New York City police officers have arrested a man who was allegedly "swinging an axe" while on the A-train.

New York City police officers have arrested a man who was allegedly "swinging an axe" while on the A-train. (NYPD)

He is being charged with menacing and reckless endangerment.

Obadiah Lashley, 27, was arrested on Friday just after 4:00 p.m. after police officers responded to a 911 call of a man swinging a pickaxe while on the A-train at the Beach 67 Street subway station, according to a New York City Police Department spokesperson.

Obadiah Lashley, 27, was arrested on Friday just after 4:00 p.m. after police officers responded to a 911 call of a man swinging a pickaxe while on the A-train at the Beach 67 Street subway station, according to a New York City Police Department spokesperson. (Google Maps)

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"It must’ve been a harrowing call for our 911 operator to hear & relay - a report by a straphanger of a man swinging an axe on an A-train. Thankfully with our enhanced deployment, District 23 officers were at the ready, intercepting the moving train & taking the man into custody," a tweet from the New York City Police Department Transit Bureau states.