Police and witnesses claim that a man who was behaving “erratically” on a New York City subway died after being put in a chokehold by another rider.
According to the Associated Press, Jordan Neely, 30, died from compression of the neck, according to the New York City medical examiner.
The New York Daily News, CBS News, and other dependable sources were used to compile the information presented here about the fatal encounter.
Neely “yelled and threw garbage at commuters,” prompting another man, identified as a 24-year-old Marine veteran, to intervene.
“I don’t have food, I don’t have to drink, I’m fed up,” Neely screamed, according to Juan Alberto Vázquez, a freelance journalist and fellow passenger. “I don’t mind going to jail and getting life in prison. I’m ready to die.”
The three men then let go of Neely, who is seen lying motionless on the floor of the train.
According to Vázquez, Neely was in the chokehold for nearly 15 minutes before he lost consciousness.
“I witnessed a murder on the Manhattan subway today,” Vázquez wrote on Facebook.
When police arrived, Neely was unresponsive and first responders were unable to revive him. He was then taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The 24-year-old was taken in for questioning and released.