In Manhattan, New York, a man who was behaving erratically on a subway train reportedly died after another passenger placed him in a chokehold. The incident occurred on a northbound F train at the Broadway-Lafayette Street/Bleecker Street subway station around 2:30 p.m. on Monday, as confirmed by the NYPD.
The 30-year-old man, identified as Jordan Neely, exhibited erratic behavior upon boarding the train, according to the police. Journalist Juan Alberto Vazquez, who recorded the incident and shared it on Facebook, reported that Neely made statements like “I don’t have food, I don’t have to drink, I’m fed up… I don’t mind going to jail and getting life in prison… I’m ready to die.” Vazquez noted that Neely displayed signs of mental illness. The incident was captured on video, showing a 24-year-old subway rider, identified as a Marine by authorities, approaching Neely and placing him in a chokehold.