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30th Nov 2021

Bradley Cooper reveals he was held at knifepoint

Ellen Fitzpatrick

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A lucky escape.

Bradley Cooper has revealed the “insane” story of the time he was held at knifepoint while collecting his daughter from school in New York.

Speaking about the scary moment, he told of the time he was held on a subway a few years ago.

The incident took place on his way to pick up his daughter from school while wearing noise-cancelling headphones, unable to hear what was around the corner.

The Hangover actor spoke about the incident on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast, saying: “I used to walk around New York City all the time with these [headphones] on – I was on the subway and I got held up at knifepoint.

“It was pretty insane. I realised I had gotten way, way too comfortable in the city. My guard was down.

“I was all the way at the end of the subway. I felt somebody coming up. I thought, ‘Oh, they want to take a photo or something’. As I turned, I’m up against the post like it’s The French Connection or some sh*t, and I turned. I looked down and I see a knife.”

He added: “I have my headphones on the whole time. I can’t hear anything. I’m just listening to music. So, it’s scored, the whole thing was scored. I look up, I see the person’s eyes, and I’m taken by how young they are.

“I jumped over the turnstile, hid around the white, tiled foyer entrance to the subway, took my phone out. I took a photo of him and then I chased him up the stairs.”

Bradley then managed to flag down a police car to report what had happened, who the asked him to check had been stabbed as “what happens is people get stabbed and they’re in shock” and they don’t know they’ve been injured.