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New York ‘Wolverine’ threatens reporter and is held back by his lawyer after court hearing

The man who became known as New York’s “Wolverine” appeared in court on Thursday in a follow-up hearing as he still awaits trial on a series of charges, including nine counts of attempted murder.

Frank Cavalluzzi’s charges stem from a June 2020 incident in Whitestone, New York, when the suspect allegedly brandished a knife at Black Lives Matter protesters and told them, “I’ll kill you” — before hitting his SUV drove down the sidewalk and tried to hit them.

In an exclusive video for DailyMail.com, our reporter asks Cavalluzzi, 56, dressed in a long-sleeved tie-dye shirt and a Trader Joe shopping bag in his hand, if he wanted to say anything in his own defense.

Frank Cavalluzzi appeared in court in Queens on June 23 after being released on $100,000 bail for attempted murder and other violent crimes

Frank Cavalluzzi appeared in court in Queens on June 23 after being released on $100,000 bail for attempted murder and other violent crimes

Cavalluzzi tried to hide from our reporter several times when asked if he had a comment he'd like to make

Cavalluzzi tried to hide from our reporter several times when asked if he had a comment he’d like to make

Cavalluzzi's lawyer, brandishing a cane, repeatedly told his client: 'Stop it' as he made his threats

Cavalluzzi’s lawyer, brandishing a cane, repeatedly told his client: ‘Stop it’ as he made his threats

Cavalluzzi wore a long-sleeved tie-dye shirt when he entered the courtroom, when he left he wore a Jimi Hendrix t-shirt

Cavalluzzi wore a long-sleeved tie-dye shirt when he entered the courtroom, when he left he wore a Jimi Hendrix t-shirt

Cavalluzzi ignores the request and sits on his couch to await his interrogation.

Later, the suspect leaves the courtroom, now dressed in a Jimi Hendrix t-shirt, with his cane-wielding lawyer, and our reporter asks if he wants to say something. Again, the suspect ignores our reporter.

Cavalluzzi’s attorney is bizarrely wondering to our reporter what photographers used to do with surplus photos they had after covering presidential election campaigns.

When asked if he wants to say something about his client’s case, the lawyer is silent.

It’s then when Cavalluzzi emerges from a group of armed US Marshals, wearing body armor, and begins to get menacing.

He tells our reporter, “Come here, let’s talk to me… stay the fuck away from me.”

Cavalluzzi emerges from a group of armed US Marshals, wearing body armor, and begins to get menacing

Cavalluzzi emerges from a group of armed US Marshals, wearing body armor, and begins to get menacing

He says to our reporter, 'Come by, let's talk to me… stay the fuck away from me'

He says to our reporter, ‘Come by, let’s talk to me… stay the fuck away from me’

As Cavalluzzi continues to make inaudible threats, pointing at our reporter and clenching his fists, his lawyer repeatedly tells him, “Stop it!”

In April 2021, Cavalluzzi pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. He was released on $100,000 bail.

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz described his gun as “something resembling a horror movie prop” during his arraignment in 2020. She added that it was “astonishing” that no one was killed.

Katz continued, “In a fit of rage and rage, this defendant is said to have attempted to kill. No one should at any time infringe upon another’s constitutionally protected freedoms and to do so with intent to injure and maim is criminal.”

“No one should at any time infringe upon another’s constitutionally protected freedoms and to do so with the intent to injure and maim is criminal,” the DA said.

Cavalluzzi faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

Cavalluzzi has multiple posts on his Facebook page advocating support for right-wing causes

Cavalluzzi has multiple posts on his Facebook page advocating support for right-wing causes

Cavalluzzi regularly posts about politics and gun rights in America on his Facebook page

Cavalluzzi regularly posts about politics and gun rights in America on his Facebook page

Cavalluzzi faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted

Cavalluzzi faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted

Cavalluzzi’s Facebook page shows his support for Donald Trump and a range of gun rights groups.

The suspect, who lives in upstate New York, has business interests in Queens and a long history of clashes with the law.

He has eight previous arrests dating back to 1988, the New York Post reported, and was last detained on Jan. 22, 2016, for assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, and obstructing a traffic stop on the Upper East Side.

That incident bears strong parallels to Tuesday’s attack: He is accused of leaving his vehicle, acting erratically and running to the officer’s vehicle and yelling before attacking the patrol person.

In April 2012, he was charged with second-degree gun threats after beating his female landlord, showing a knife and threatening officers again, police said.

In February 2004, he was arrested for intentionally breaking the rear window of a vehicle and resisting arrest during a traffic altercation.

In September 1998, he was charged with harassment, assault with a weapon and leaving the scene of an accident in another traffic altercation.

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