‘It’s craziness’: Man accused of derailing train was previously released without bail after damaging bus

A man accused of attempting to derail a New York City subway train was released without bail in a prior case despite having an open warrant for failing to appear in court.

Demetrius Harvard was arrested and arraigned on Sept. 5 after he struck a bus with a metal street barricade. He was charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief and granted supervised release. Prosecutors did not ask for bail.

At the time of his arrest, he had an open warrant for failing to appear in court in a March case in which he threatened employees at a mobile phone store with a metal pipe
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