Man Arrested For Allegedly Threatening to Kill Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Kelly
By Heather Grossmann and Shayna Jacobs
MUNICIPAL DISTRICT — A Pennsylvanian man was charged with calling in death threats to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, prosecutors said on Monday.
“I’m gonna come and kill your Mayor,” Jeffrey Fisher, 48, allegedly said in one of a series of 911 calls made since May. Fisher also told a 911 operator, "Tell Commissioner Kelly he’s dead,” according to the criminal complaint, which listed 10 threatening calls in total. The complaint said that Fisher admitted to making those calls.
He also apparently threatened Kelly’s family and told 911 operators to “Kill your f***ing Mayor.” Most of the phone calls were made from payphones in Midtown.
Fisher was arrested in the Times Square area at 7 p.m. on Saturday and is being held on $100,000 bail in the psychiatric ward at Bellevue Hospital.
Fisher has a Philadelphia address, but the records of his phone calls and his prior arrests indicate that he has spent a lot of time in New York City.
He pled guilty to an April charge of criminal trespassing and an August charge of criminal mischief. Both incidents occurred in the city and he served jail time for both crimes.
Fisher’s next court appearance is this Thursday.
The mayor’s office had no comment and calls to the suspect's lawyer were not immediately returned.