- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a 48-year-old man was hollering and spitting as New York City first Lady Chirlane McCray and other volunteers handed out pamphlets.

The incident occurred as McCray, City Council member Jumaane (joo-MAHN’-ee) Williams and others were handing out affordable housing literature near the subway station at Flatbush Avenue near Brooklyn College.

Police say Williams tried to calm the man but he spit in the direction of the council member and came closer to the first lady.

McCray’s security team requested backup. Officers handcuffed the man, who had a razor blade in his clothing. They took him to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation. No charges have been filed.

A spokesman for the mayor’s office says McCray was not in danger. McCray advocates publicly for mental health awareness.

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