An elevator operator at Trump Tower claims a billionaire office tenant threatened him with a revolver after the employee refused to wait around to take him down to the lobby.
Stewart Rahr, who sold his drugstore-distribution company for $1.3 billion in 2010, told The Post he was with Sen. Charles Schumer outside the mogul’s 24th-floor headquarters on Nov. 1 when “I told the guy, ‘I’m in a hurry. I’ll be back in 30 seconds.’ ”
But the elevator man already had a passenger and shut the door.
Rahr, a pal of Donald Trump and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, said he later tracked down the employee and chewed him out. The worker, Rahr said, accused him of going ballistic and drawing his revolver.
“He lied,” said Rahr, the married dad of two adult children.
“His union rep called the police and said I pulled a gun on him. I never pulled it out. I have no idea how he knew I had a gun.”
Rahr, who now devotes his time to philanthropy, claimed the weapon, a licensed revolver he has owned for years, wasn’t even loaded.
“They opened it and saw there were no bullets,” Rahr said of cops.
Police confiscated the gun and took him to Roosevelt Hospital to see a shrink.
“It’s protocol,” Rahr said.
He was sprung an hour later following his psychiatric evaluation.
Cops did not charge him, but revoked his permit for that gun and a second weapon he had at his home after looking into the matter — as well as at an Oct. 24 altercation at Nobu Fifty Seven.
He said he expects to get his permits back by the end of the week.
The restaurant row was a shouting match between Rahr, 66, and Sharon Hofstetter, a Nobu manager.
Rahr said he was furious because Hofstetter skipped a meeting with him where he was to plan a surprise birthday party for his wife.
He returned the next day and “called me the c-word,’’ she said.
Rahr denied her allegations, but the restaurant told him he was no longer welcome at any of the 25 Nobus worldwide.
A spokesmen for Schumer said the senator had not been at Trump Tower when the elevator altercation took place.