Man who tried to strangle cop with chain is resident of psychiatric facility

The man who attempted to strangle a cop with a chain during a post-Election Day protest in Manhattan has been identified as a resident of a Wards Island psychiatric facility, according to cops.

Levon Wheeler, 30, allegedly shoved a cop to the ground and pressed the chain on the officer’s neck on Bond Street and Broadway in NoHo Thursday night, cops said.

He was arrested and charged with second-degree assault, criminal obstruction of breathing, resisting arrest, obstruction of governmental administration, disorderly conduct, cops said.

The NYPD tweeted about the incident, adding, “Violence – in any form – is unacceptable. We will be reviewing this incident, and bring any additional perpetrators to justice.”

Wheeler’s address, provided by cops, is the Manhattan Psychiatric Center, a state-run facility on East 125th Street on Wards Island.

He also goes by the alias Antonio Webber, according to police and corrections records.

Records show that he was released about a year ago from prison — where he was held on a second-degree attempted robbery charge.

A total of 18 people were arrested during Thursday night’s demonstrations, police said Friday morning.

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