When it comes to the bustling metropolis of New York City, safety has become more of a concern for its commuters. Just this week, a 30-year-old man was killed in the subway after exhibiting seemingly erratic behavior and making threats towards other passengers.
In an attempt to protect the other commuters, a 24-year-old man stepped in and put the man in a headlock rendering the assailant unconcious. EMS was unable to revive the man when they arrived.
According to records from The New York Post, the deceased had a long criminal history that included convictions of violence, poor conduct, and riding the subway without paying the fare. The man who put him in a headlock hasn’t been identified, yet, and the deceased has yet to be identified by the police as they are still informing his family.
Mayor Eric Adams has also requested for a heightened security level in the subway system to ensure every passenger’s safety. Crime in the city has sky-rocked. Mayor Adams, a democrat, has been harshly critical of the Biden Administration saying that their immigration policy has ‘decimated New York City’ and blamed spiking crime on recent arrivals.
The 24-year-old man who defended the passengers was released without charges.