🔥🔥 Shellyne Rodriguez released after Bronx arraignment over Post machete threat

Shellyne Rodriguez escorted by police Thursday morning.


The since-fired Hunter College professor who held a machete to a Post reporter’s neck was released by a Bronx judge Thursday night during a court hearing attended by numerous supporters.

Shellyne Rodriguez, 45, made her first court appearance in Bronx Criminal Court, where she was arraigned on charges of menacing and harassment over the frightening confrontation with a veteran Post scribe inside her Bronx apartment building earlier in the week.

About a half-dozen supporters attended the brief hearing and one even clapped after a judge released Rodriguez on her own recognizance.

Rodriguez then walked out of the courthouse with four or five of the pals and hit up a Burger King to order some food.

Earlier Thursday, Rodiguez turned herself in to the 43rd Precinct.

Her arrest followed a bizarre string of events that began on Tuesday morning when a Post reporter and photographer knocked on her apartment door to ask about her caught-on-camera tirade against a group of pro-life students at Hunter College, where she had worked as an adjunct.

Rodriguez turned herself into police on Thursday morning.
Tomas E.Gaston

“Get the f–k away from my door, or I’m gonna chop you up with this machete,” the professor screamed before barging out with the blade and holding it menacingly against the reporter’s throat.

The two Post staffers immediately left, but Rodriguez followed them outside, still armed with the machete. Dashcam video then shows her chasing them down the street.

“If I see you on this block one more f–king time, you’re gonna …,” Rodriguez yelled at the journalists. “Get the f–k off the block! Get the f–k out of here, yo!”


Shellyne Rodriguez outside of 43rd precinct in the Bronx
A Bronx judge ruled she be released without bail.
Tomas E.Gaston

She then kicked the reporter in the shins before retreating to her building.

During Thursday’s court appearance, the judge also issued two orders of protections against Rodriguez for the reporter and photographer she threatened. 

She was fired by Hunter College in the wake of the ordeal, while the School of Visual Arts — where she also worked as a professor — was reviewing her employment as of Wednesday. 


Shellyne Rodriguez threatens Post reporter with machete.
Rodriguez held a machete to a Post reporter’s neck on Tuesday.
Robert Miller for the N.Y. Post

Rodriguez first came under fire earlier this month when a video went viral of her cursing out Hunter College students who had set up an anti-abortion table on campus.

She told the students they’re “not educating s–t” and called their pamphlets “propaganda” before throwing them on the floor, video shows.

The Post has also learned that Rodriguez is suing the NYPD, claiming officers abused her when she was arrested in the Bronx while trying to leave a protest over the murder of George Floyd in June 2020.

Rodriguez, who is the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit, claims she suffered nerve damage from being zip-tied too tightly when she was nabbed and put in a prisoner van with 14 other protesters.

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