It was a close call for a former state Assembly candidate now running for a Queens City Council seat who was riding in the subway just two cars away from a deadly shootout where one man was killed and two officers injured.
John Scandalios, a resident of Flushing and former comic book store owner (whom didn’t make it on the ballot last election due to a technicality) said he immediately pulled out his cell phone to post on his Facebook and let everyone know that he was okay.
“When the subway stopped at Fort Hamilton, we heard what sounded like gunfire but we were unsure until people came running for their lives into our car,” Scandalios wrote. He described the scene as passengers threw themselves to the floor around him and said “at that point we knew it was indeed gunfire” according to a report in the Examiner.
Scandalios said he fully cooperated with the authorities, adding that he was questioned for four hours at the 72nd Pct. and later driven back to his home in a squad car.
It is unclear what his intentions are for public office, although Scandalios has wrote time and time again that he will not accept campaign contributions on his Facebook and thus has not filed with the CFB.