Posted on July 16, 2023

Knife-Wielding Times Square Maniac Deqon Massiah Released Without Bail

Joe Marino and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon, New York Post, July 13, 2023

The deranged man caught on camera stalking a group of musicians through Times Square with a knife was granted supervised release by a Manhattan judge on Thursday evening.

Prosecutors recommended the release of 22-year-old Deqon Massiah. He was charged with menacing, harassment and criminal possession of a weapon, which are not bail eligible.

The judge agreed to release the suspect but said that the “highest level of monitoring is appropriate.”


The suspect was clutching a blade as he snuck up behind the performers at the Crossroads of the World.

At one point he put his left hand on the shoulder of a member of the unsuspecting troupe while holding the knife in his right hand.


During his arrest, prosecutors said Massiah told the officers, ”Get the f– off me, they were coming after us.”

Massiah has no criminal history in New York, but is on probation for a sex offender case in Georgia.