US professor fired after machete threat to New York Post reporter

A Hunter College professor has been fired after threatening a New York Post reporter and a photographer with a machete.

The journalists were trying to speak to Shellyne Rodriguez about an incident in which she criticised anti-abortion activists on campus, the Post said.

Ms Rodriguez followed them onto the street with the machete, video showed.

Hunter College, part of the City University of New York, confirmed she had been “relieved of her duties”.

The reporter, Reuven Fenton, along with a photographer, went to Ms Rodriguez’s address in an effort to speak with her after a viral video showed her criticising anti-abortion students at the university.

According to the Post, she shouted: “Get… away from my door, or I’m going chop you up with this machete.”

The Post’s article on the incident says “she held the machete to the reporter’s neck” after opening the door.

The reporters said they left immediately but were followed by Ms Rodriguez onto the street – with the subsequent…

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