Video: NYC commuters take down man for shoving straphanger onto subway tracks

New York Post | 8/1/2019 | Staff
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Wild video obtained exclusively by The Post shows a group of good Samaritans banding together to bring a crazed subway maniac to justice — after he allegedly stole a cell phone then shoved someone onto some Manhattan subway tracks during the Thursday-morning rush.

The clip shows a half-dozen brave straphangers calling for police and encircling the accused in order to block his escape, moments after the 10 a.m. inciting incident on the F train platform at the Broadway-Lafayette station.

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The attacker, described by police as a 40-year-old homeless man, can be seen pacing with agitation as he tries to elude the good guys.

At one point, he rips off his shirt to wipe the sweat from his brow before later trading blows with a passerby who tries to block his escape, footage shows.

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He can also be seen bull-rushing though a phalanx of Samaritans, but as he’s charging upstairs, another quick-thinking commuter comes down the steps and heroically body checks him backwards onto the ground, the clip shows.

Undeterred, he tries to get back up, but another straphanger hooks his ankle and sends him back to the ground.

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“Call the cops!” someone yells as the video ends.

Police showed up at 10:10 a.m. and collared the man, who also injured an arresting officer’s wrist, according to cops.

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