Curtis Sliwa stops crazed man flipping out on passersby in the Bronx

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Republican mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa stepped in to stop a deranged man who randomly went off on strangers — including one woman who appeared to whip out a knife — in The Bronx Wednesday.

Video showed the Guardian Angels founder trying to calm down the man, who was screaming at passerbys, including a woman and her young daughter, around 12:30 p.m. on the corner of Fordham Road and Webster Avenue.

“Relax, relax,” Sliwa told the man, who continued with his unintelligible rant, yelling things like, “You lie” and “You never fed me” as he pointed his finger and tried to approach people on the street.

He then set his sights on the mom, stepping toward her as he accused her of “trying to interfere.”

The red beret-wearing Gracie Mansion hopeful kept his cool as he stood between the unhinged man and the woman and child.

“Stay away from me!” the woman could be heard saying off-camera.

The argument then escalated — as the woman appeared to pull out a blade, prompting Sliwa to repeatedly tell her to “put that knife away.”

“Get this man away from here, please,” she replied.

The video ends with Sliwa putting his arm out to block the madman, who continued to yell racial slurs at the woman.

“I was the only thing standing between him and a crowd ready to pounce,” Sliwa told The Post, adding the man was “a danger to himself and clearly others and there is no one to call in NYC to get this man off this street.”

Sliwa, 67, had been in the neighborhood for a press conference in which he called for a return of the NYPD peddlers unit, amid complaints of an uptick in illegal vendors.

He said the man started lashing out at the crowd, including at several people who were just waiting for the bus, after being thrown out of the Walgreens on Webster Avenue.

“A security officer tossed him out of Walgreens and he just went attacking people in the crowd,” Sliwa said. “He was just volatile, dropping the N-bomb.”

“I walked up to him and wedged myself between him and the crowd. He knew who I was but still I had a hard time calming him down.”

Sliwa said he ended up leading the man away and escorting him up the road.

“Unfortunately, this is more common and more normal,” he said of incidents involving people in need of mental health care.

“No ambulance came, no police came,” he added. “It was left to me to deal with it.”

The NYPD said it didn’t appear any 911 calls had been made about the incident.

Additional reporting by Craig McCarthy

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