A man who threatened to kill a passenger with a knife on the London Underground has been jailed.
Daniel Rode, 36, will serve 14 months in prison before he is deported back to Poland, following the terrifying ordeal in Brent on Christmas Eve last year.
The court heard a drunk and disorderly Rode was on a Jubilee line train causing a nuisance to other passengers when the victim boarded at Neasden station at around 1.30pm.
The 39-year-old victim inadvertently caught Rode's eye who then proceeded to move and sit down next to him.
He started throwing rubbish at the victim and threatened to kill him before revealing a lock knife from his pocket.
Both men got off at Green Park station where the victim informed a member of staff what happened and the police were alerted.
Rode had dropped the knife on the escalator as he left the station, which the victim picked up and handed in to British Transport Police (BTP).
DNA recovered from the knife matched that of Rode's.
He was charged on one count of being in possession of a knife blade/sharply pointed article in a public place.
He was on trial at Blackfriars Crown Court when halfway through he changed his plea to guilty.
Rode was sentenced on November 16 at the same court and was ordered to pay a victim surcharge and forfeiture and destruction of the knife ordered.
Investigating officer, DC Helen Parsfield, said: “The DNA on the knife was key to linking Rode to the crime, along with a photograph that the victim had taken of him on his phone.
"Rode initially pleaded not guilty, but changed his plea halfway through his trial.
“Rode was also being handled by the Metropolitan Police Op Nexus team and during his time on remand for this crime, they were able to gather sufficient evidence of his previous offending to successfully apply for an IS91 which will allow the Home Office, at the conclusion of his sentence, to remove him from the country and return him to Poland.”
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