- by theguardian
- 21 Sep 2023
A 30-year-old Black man who was reportedly acting erratically died on Monday after being put in a chokehold by another rider on the New York subway.
The confrontation took place as an F train traveling north reached the Broadway-Lafayette station in SoHo.
Video footage captured by Juan Alberto Vazquez, a freelance journalist, and shared on Facebook, showed the man, clad in a white shirt, kicking as he was held down by passengers.
As seen on the video, the hold lasted two minutes and 55 seconds before the man was released.
Vazquez, who wrote on Facebook that he was on his way to a date in Yonkers when he saw the incident, told the New York Times the man began yelling at passengers as he boarded the train.
Paramedics took the man to Lenox Hill hospital, where he was later declared dead. Police took the rider who put the man in a chokehold into custody. He was released without charges.
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