Andrew Yang defends threatened photographer on Staten Island Ferry | Boing Boing

A man shoved and threatened to attack a photographer with a metal pole while on the Staten Island Ferry. Not so fast. Andrew Yang is here to save the day.via AP:

Spencer Platt, a photographer with Getty Images, said he was on the top deck of the boat heading toward Staten Island around 11 a.m., talking on the phone after taking some photographs of Yang, who was headed to campaign events.
Platt said when he turned around, the man was “just right in my face, like an inch away.”
The man pushed him, sending him down onto a bench, and Platt said he saw he was carrying some kind of metal rod.

Platt shouted for help and Yang came running out to his aid from the inside area of the ferry. By all accounts the attack was unprovoked and the man seemed to be somewhat mentally unstable.
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