The “Star is Born” actor said the whole incident got “pretty crazy” when he was approached by a man on the subway at 11:45 am.
“I remember seeing the person’s eyes and was in awe of their youth,” Cooper said on the “Armchair Expert” podcast with Dax Shepard.
Cooper said he was wearing headphones and could not hear outside noise, but saw the man point a knife, which he described as having a two- to three-inch blade and a wooden handle. , to him.
Cooper ran and jumped a turnstile inside the station, then ran to the entrance, where he was able to exit.
He said he was able to take two more photos of the man and then reported the incident to a police officer nearby.
He then had to pick up his daughter from school and added that he had become too comfortable in the city.
“My guard was down,” he added. “I realized that I had become far too comfortable in this city. “