Mayor Eric Adams applauds NYPD over handling of suspect accused of killing food delivery man

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Mayor Adams has no beef with the NYPD’s month-long wait to make an arrest in the cold-blooded slaying of a hard-working Chinese food delivery man that stemmed from a dispute about duck sauce.

“The worst thing you can do is prematurely arrest someone, get it in a grand jury and have the grand jury state that you didn’t have enough evidence,” the retired NYPD captain said Saturday at an unrelated Brooklyn news conference.

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams speaks during the New York State Democratic Convention in New York, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) 

New York City Mayor Eric Adams speaks during the New York State Democratic Convention in New York, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

“I take my hat off to the thoroughness of those police officers to make sure we had a solid case when we did our apprehension. “

Glenn Hirsch, 50, was picked up on a warrant at his Briarwood apartment on Wednesday and charged with murder, as well as criminal possession of a loaded firearm in connection to the April 30 slaying of 45-year-old Zhiwen Yan, authorities said.

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Cops also said Hirsch was caught on surveillance footage circling the Queens restaurant where Yan worked for an hour on the night of the shooting — then seen following Yan in his car before he allegedly shot him dead.

Kai Yang previously stated to The Post that a bizarre argument over Hirsch’s duck sauce consumption led to a series of disturbing encounters with the suspect which culminated in the murder of his employee.

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams speaks during a news conference in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

New York City Mayor Eric Adams speaks during a news conference in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

“That was a bad guy,” Adams said of Hirsch. Adams said of Hirsch, “He should never be released from jail again for what he did to the deliveryman.” He was a bad man; he was a mean person. I am so glad that the officers made the proper arrest. “

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