Bradley Cooper revealed he was held with a knife on a New York City subway in 2019

Bradley Cooper in New York City

Bradley Cooper can be seen walking in SoHo on October 21, 2021 in New York City.Raymond Hall / Contributor / Getty Images

  • Bradley Cooper said in a podcast that he was once held to a knife on a New York City subway.

  • The actor was on his way to pick up his daughter from school when a man approached him with a knife.

  • “I realized I had become way, way too comfortable in the city. I wasn’t on my guard,” Cooper said.

Bradley Cooper revealed in a podcast this week that he was once held on a knife on a New York City subway.

He told Dax Shepard, host of ‘Armchair Expert’ that he was going to the center in October 2019 to pick up his daughter Lea from Russian school when the event took place.

“I realized I’d gotten way, way too comfortable in the city,” the “Hangover” actor said on Monday’s episode of the podcast. “My guard was low.”

It’s unclear if Cooper was on a train or in a subway station when the incident happened, but he said he was leaning against a pole when a stranger approached him.

“I felt someone come up. I thought, oh, they want to take a picture or something. As I turned around, I hit the post like it’s the ‘French Connection’ or something, and I turned around. I looked down and I see a knife.”

Cooper said he had his headphones on the whole time so he couldn’t hear what was going on.

The actor said he was eventually able to run away through a station entrance.

“I just started booking, just started running. I jumped the turnstile, hid around the white tiled entrance to the subway [and] grabbed my phone,” Cooper recalls.

He said he then took photos of the suspect and tracked down a few nearby police officers to report the incident.

When Cooper confirmed he was unharmed, he got back on the subway and picked up his daughter, he said.

“It was pretty insane,” Cooper said.

Cooper shares 4-year-old Lea with his ex, model Irina Shayk. The two broke up in 2019 after a four-year relationship, but continued to raise their daughter together.

The “American Hustle” actor is currently starring in the new movie “Licorice Pizza,” opposite Cooper Hoffman and Alana Haim. He will also be seen in the new Guillermo Del Toro movie “Nightmare Alley,” which premieres in theaters on December 17.

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