According to authorities, a rider who claimed to have put a fellow passenger in a chokehold as the guy allegedly was bothering others on the New York City subway caused the victim to pass away.
The incident occurred aboard the train at the Broadway-Lafayette Street station on Monday at 2:30 p.m., according to police.
A 30-year-old guy was acting strangely and bothering the other passengers on the F train when a 24-year-old intervened and choked him.
Despite the efforts of EMS personnel at the Broadway-Lafayette Street/Bleecker Street station, the 30-year-old lost consciousness and was never able to regain consciousness, according to police.
There were no weapons used during the confrontation, and police claimed other train riders supported the man’s claim that the 30-year-old was pestering them.
According to one witness, the man was yelling in a menacing tone.
According to free-lance writer Juan Alberto Vazquez, “He said he didn’t have any food, nothing to drink, was exhausted, and didn’t care if he went to jail. He began yelling all these things before removing his black jacket and tossing it on the ground.”
The 24-year-old man was questioned by the NYPD before being released without charges. He was once an enlisted marine.
According to Robert Boyce, a former chief of detectives for the NYPD, additional variables may have been taken into account as well as the possibility that the younger guy was averting impending danger.
“How long did the actual neck compression last? Was he yelling, Let me go, let me go? All of these factors will be considered,” Boyce stated.
The 30-year-old’s autopsy findings are pending, according to police.
According to law enforcement authorities, the 30-year-old guy has a long history of charges for violence, disruptive behavior, and fare beating.
“The safest course of action,” according to Boyce, “is to locate an officer nearby or dial 911 if you can down there. However, with the exception of those two instances, if there’s an urgent requirement to assist someone, you do it. It’s as simple as that. As a result, he will have to establish an imminent necessity.”