NYPD shoots man Raul Hardy in Queens threatening to kill Gov. Kathy Hochul

NYPD officers shot a man who was threatening to kill the governor and other top officials, saying he was going to “blow up” the world Saturday night, cops and sources said.

Police arrived at 205-17 116th Ave. in Cambria Heights after they received the threat from a man identified as Raul Hardy shortly after 6 pm, sources said.

Hardy, 60, said he would “change the government” by assassinating New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell and also threatened to “blow up” the world, according to law enforcement sources.

Responding officers shot and injured the suspect after he opened fire, according to the NYPD.

A cousin of Hardy’s told The Post he came to the crime scene after getting a call from another relative who warned that his aunt was in trouble.

His cousin in Washington called me. He told me to go over to my aunt’s house because we think [Hardy] was possibly shot, ”said Brian Ware, 56.

Onlookers stand near the scene
Onlookers near the scene where a 60-year-old man was shot and taken into custody after threatening to kill Governor Hochul and other officials.
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Police on scene
Police investigate the scene where Raul Hardy was shot, taken into custody.
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Raul Hardy was allegedly threatening to “blow up” the world.

“All my life I’ve known him to live there,” Ware said. “Never knew him to have any guns.”

Hardy, who has multiple prior domestic incident arrests, did landscaping work, according to his cousin.

No officers were wounded, sources said.

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