Shellyne Rodriguez, 45, surrendered to officials at the 43rd Precinct in the Bronx on Thursday morning, according to the New York Post, the outlet with whom the victim worked.
Rodriguez, who was until Tuesday a professor at Hunter College, first gained notoriety after a video of her vandalizing a display set up by Students for Life activists at the school went viral. In the clip, she confronted the pair of students behind the booth and called their materials "f*cking propaganda" before pushing pamphlets off the table and storming off.
The video prompted Post reporter Reuven Fenton to track her down, and ask her about the incident.
Upon arriving at her apartment in the Bronx, Fenton knocked on the door, and identified himself when she came out. Rodriguez almost immediately pulled out a large knife and threatened him with it.
"Get the f*ck away from my door, or I'm gonna chop you up with this machete!" she can be heard yelling in video of the altercation, holding the blade up to Fenton's neck.
Although Fenton and his photographer assistant vacated the premises soon after, Rodriguez pursued them, machete in hand.
"If I see you on this block one more f*cking time, you're gonna– Get the f*ck off the block!" she yelled as he fled the scene before allegedly kicking him in the shins and going back inside.
Footage of the event caused Rodriguez to go viral yet again, and this time Hunter College took note.
"Hunter College strongly condemns the unacceptable actions of Shellyne Rodriguez and has taken immediate action," school spokesman Vince Dimiceli told the Post. "Rodriguez has been relieved of her duties at Hunter College effective immediately, and will not be returning to teach at the school."
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