Police Investigating Man Who Used Flamethrower On Top Of A NYC Bus

Nellie Chapman
November 20, 2020

'We don't even need to say how absurd, unsafe and just plain stupid this was, ' added MTA spokesman Tim Minton.

The incident was captured by a bystander on video earlier in November but gained national attention on Tuesday when someone from the police union put it out on social media, in order to make a point about how unsafe NY has gotten.

It appears that it's part of a tribute to legendary rappers Wu-Tang Clan.

Police say the incident has gone viral.

The man, who has since been identified as rapper Dupree G.O.D - real name Christopher Dupree - made headlines on Tuesday after footage of his risky stunt was widely shared on social media.

The rapper also shared additional footage of his entourage playing with the flamethrower.

WWLP reported that in June, officers seized a flamethrower and arrested a man in MA.

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"This was artistic expression in a controlled environment where no one was hurt", said Cary London, an attorney representing Dupree.

He said: "Wutang music video shoot was insane". In an earlier Instagram post, he invited people to the area for ice cream, T-shirts and champagne.

"We shut Franklin Avenue down".

"We are aware of the video and it is being investigated by the 79 Precinct Detective Squad", the NYPD said in a statement. With incredible energy. We are in this together.

As the flamethrower-wielding man leapt from an ice cream truck onto the Metropolitan Transportation Authority B26 bus, some flammable liquid dripped from the flamethrower onto the vehicle's roof, but no injuries or damage were reported.

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn (WPIX) - Video of a man shooting a flamethrower on top of an MTA bus has sparked an NYPD investigation, police said Tuesday.

A rapper who shot off a flamethrower while standing on an occupied New York City bus surrendered to police on Wednesday.

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