Man Shot in Head on NYC Subway, Passengers Sent Scrambling to Escape

A video has emerged from the shocking incident that led to a man being shot in the head on New York City’s subway.

A 36-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot when a fight broke out between him and a 32-year-old man on Thursday, according to Michael Kemper, the Police Department’s Chief of Transit.

The incident appeared to begin when the 36-year-old black man began berating the 32-year-old man while riding the northbound A train around 4:45 p.m., The New York Times reported.

According to the video footage, the dispute appeared to be about immigration, with the 36-year-old man suggesting that the 32-year-old was an “illegal alien.”

Video footage of the incident showed the 36-year-old black man, yelling at the other man, “I’ll beat you up!”

He is then heard yelling, “F*** your race. F*** your kind. F*** you.”

Shortly after the two men got into the verbal tussle, they squared up, causing subway passengers around them to move to a different area of the train.

A woman, who appeared to be with the 32-year-old, is seen taking something from her bag shortly before the dispute turned physical.

“There’s babies on here!” one woman shouted as the men began to fight.

The 36-year-old man eventually pushed the other man down onto a seat and punched him several times before.

As the 32-year-old is getting hit, his female companion appears to stab the 36-year-old man multiple times in the lower back.

The fight was briefly broken up when another man, along with the woman, stepped in between the two men.

The video showed blood on the back of the 36-year-old man, who asked if the woman had stabbed him.

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The 36-year-old, who now appears unsteady with a wound in his back, continued to move toward the other man and eventually pulled out a handgun.

When the gun appears, passengers panic and scramble toward the other end of the train.

People can be heard screaming, “Get down! Get down!” and “Let me out!”

Multiple gunshots then rang out.

However, the video doesn’t show the shooting as the person recording runs off the train when it comes to a stop.


Police said the 32-year-old man wrestled the firearm away from the other man before shooting him, The New York Post reported.

The 32-year-old was arrested on the scene.

The 36-year-old man was rushed to Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in critical condition.

As of Thursday evening, Chief Kemper said it remained unclear if the 32-year-old man would face any charges or if his actions were in self-defense.

“The victim here, as the chief said, appears to be the aggressor,” said Janno Lieber, the transit authority’s chief executive.

“But the real victims are the people I saw in those videos, who are having a harrowing time because they’re on a train with somebody with a gun.”

The shooting came just a week after New York’s Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul deployed National Guard troops and state troopers to the Big Apple’s subways.

The troops have been deployed to check passengers’ bags amid soaring violent crime rates on the city’s transit systems.

The city also increased its police presence in subways in hopes of deterring would-be criminals.

Multiple deadly attacks on NYC subways have made headlines in recent months.

Last year, U.S. Marine veteran Daniel Penny was arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide after he restrained Jordan Neely.

Neely was a deranged homeless man who was allegedly threatening passengers on a subway car.

Neely lost consciousness and later died following the incident.

Penny pleaded not guilty to the charges and has maintained that he was acting to protect his fellow passengers.

READ MORE – Democrat Gov Hochul Sends Message to New Yorkers Who Don’t Want Bags Searched on Subway: ‘Go Home’

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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