Outnumbered Cop Fights off Violent Homeless Men on East Broadway Subway Platform [VIDEO]
Earlier this month, a report surfaced ranking the East Broadway subway station the twelfth most dangerous in the citywide system. Here’s another example of why.
Sunday evening at around 10:00pm, a lone police officer fought off a group of hostile homeless men down on the narrow subway platform. Using a billy-club for deterrence, the outnumbered boy in blue repeatedly ordered the men to “stand back” as they approached. It looked like a scene from the zombie apocalypse.
“Stand back! I don’t want to hurt you!” he is heard saying as other men approach.
One of the vagrants tumbled onto the tracks.
One nighttime straphanger shot the following video from behind the officer and posted to Facebook. It quickly went viral.
According to the New York Post, reinforcements were sent in to help. Several intoxicated, emotionally disturbed men were transported to local hospitals following the incident.
Apparently, the police officer had been dispatched to the west end of the F train platform in response to a complaint that a homeless man was harassing a woman.