VIDEO: Lone NYPD Officer Fights Off Waves Of Vagrants In Subway

A New York police officer was uninjured during a harrowing encounter with a group of intoxicated homeless men.

New York, NY – A lone New York police officer managed to fight off a violent crowd of vagrants during a hostile encounter at a subway station (video below).

“That was a pretty intense situation,” a department spokesperson told Blue Lives Matter on Monday.

The incident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, as the officer was working alone at a counter-terrorism post on the East Broadway F train stop, the New York Daily News reported.

“The officer was responding to a complaint from a woman of harassment by these homeless men at the station," Police Benevolent Association (PBA) President Pat Lynch told the New York Post.

When the officer asked the men to leave, they refused and became "combative," NYPD Sergeant Jessica McRorie told Blue Lives Matter.

The video, which was recorded by someone standing behind the officer, showed the men as they “approached him aggressively,” a police source told the New York Daily News.

“He took action and gained control of the situation,” the source noted.

“Stand back! Stand back!” the officer ordered, as he held his expandable baton at the ready.

One of the men ignored the officer, and charged towards him, the video showed.

The officer raised his right leg, kicking the would-be attacker backwards, and knocked him to the ground.

“I don’t want to hurt you!” the officer warned, as another assailant rounded the corner and marched towards him.

A quick kick sent that man sailing backwards, and he nearly landed on top of the first suspect before he regained his footing and charged towards the officer again.

He then took a swing at the officer, who swiped at him with the baton.

“Step back,” the officer repeatedly ordered.

Two men stepped between the vagrants and the officer, but one suspects ducked beneath the human blockade and came at the officer yet again.

“Back up!” the officer ordered, as the man tumbled backwards and fell onto the tracks.

The officer was able to request backup, and also asked that the power to the tracks be disabled, Sgt. McRorie told Blue Lives Matter.

Additional officers soon arrived at the scene, and took four of the suspects into custody.

The men were all allegedly intoxicated and emotionally disturbed, and were transported to a local hospital, the New York Daily News reported.

The fifth man was removed from the tracks, and the power was restored, Sgt. McRorie told Blue Lives Matter.

The officer was uninjured during the encounter, according to the New York Daily News.

The suspects were later released from Beth Israel hospital, and subsequently returned to the East Broadway Subway station, Sgt. McRorie told Blue Lives Matter.

Police arrested the men at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Monday.

Oseas Garcia, 32, Juan Nunez, 27, Raul Ruiz, 29, Eliseo Alvarez Santos, 36, and Leobardo Alvarado, 31, were all charged for a single local law violation of being outstretched in the station, Sgt. McRorie said.

It was unclear whether or not the men might also face additional charges in connection with the attack on the officer the night prior.

“He used textbook defensive measures taught in the police academy against overwhelming odds in an effort to protect himself and anyone else on the platform,” Lynch told the New York Daily News. “He is to be commended for good work and courage.”

Lynch also blasted New York Mayor Bill de Blasio for failing to address issues regarding the city’s homeless population.

“Once again, in de Blasio’s New York, we see a police officer having to rectify a problem allowed to fester by the inaction of this administration,” Lynch railed.

According to a high-ranking NYPD official, vagrants often congregate in the area and “stand out in the back of the platform and get high,” the New York Post reported.

“He’s more restrained than I would have been,” the police official said of the officer seen in the now-viral video. “They would all have been f--ked up.”

You can watch the lone officer’s encounter with the hostile crowd in the video below:

Comments (22)
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mauiisl
mauiisl

The Zombie Apocalypse.

Obama's gift to America.

Sured
Sured

And I bet they are all illegal.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

That guy that fell onto the subway rails will feel that in the morning...

xenonman
xenonman

A live "third rail" would be the perfect solution for problems like this!

LEO030
LEO030

I don't understand why anyone would want to live in NYC with so many other nice places you could go to.

Helen Hendrickson
Helen Hendrickson

AGAIN bystander just takes pictures doesn't step in to help.

K9ndn
K9ndn

Thanks for the help you savages

AnnykaV
AnnykaV

Amazing restraint, never lost his hat, and clearly has some fight training. Good job officer!!!!

Cidcsp
Cidcsp

Sanctuary city, you get what you tolerate and vote for. Good luck!

Teijeiro2
Teijeiro2

Tell me again that I should give a shit about the fucking homeless!

K9ndn
K9ndn

I’m sure the terriorist mayor if nyc will give those hobo’s money for the mean officer harassing them why they were trying to rest from a hard days work panhandling. This is why I don’t go to New York or San Fransicko.

BlueLivesDo Matter
BlueLivesDo Matter

@Teijeiro2 because not all homeless people are like these Savages who are probably illegal. The reason I know not all homeless people I like these Savages is because I was homeless and living in my van with my two four-legged fur kids. Fortunately for me a company hired me knowing that I was homeless.

ArizonaG30
ArizonaG30

Anybody want a bet that they are all probably illegals.?

dcoskrey
dcoskrey

Well hopefully they appreciate the fact he would have been justified to shoot them, and chose not to.

Vigilent
Vigilent

Sounded like illegals to me, should have shot them, head shots.