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Shocking video shows Marine chokehold violent subway passenger before he dies in hospital

NewsShocking video shows Marine chokehold violent subway passenger before he dies in hospital

A passenge placed in a chokehold after becoming aggressive at a subway station later died in hospital, authorities said.

Jordan Neely, 30, was restrained in New York on Monday afternoon, on a northbound F train in Manhattan.

The incident was witnessed by freelance journalist Juan Alberto Vazquez, who described the scene to the New York Post.

He detailed how Neely “started screaming in an aggressive manner” as he had “no food… no drink… and was tired and doesn’t care if he goes to jail”.

Vazquez continued: “He started screaming all these things, took off his jacket, a black jacket that he had, and threw it on the ground.”

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As the rant became more infuriated, a fellow passenger took Neely to the ground with a chokehold, and according Vazquez, he was kept there for a quarter-of-an-hour.

Footage was collected by Vazquez of the incident in the form of a three-and-a-half-minute video.

It shows Neely lying on the floor with the passenger’s arm wrapped around his neck.

When the train reached the Broadway-Lafayette Street/Bleeker Street station, the train’s conductor then called the authorities.

But Neely, who has a history of mental health difficulties, lost consciousness when he was placed in the hold by the passenger, with authorities and subway workers unable to revive him.

Reports say the passenger was a 24-year-old Marine veteran who was later questioned by police before being released without charge.

An investigation into the circumstances is ongoing, with the authorities waiting for an autopsy.

The man was asked for a comment but declined, replying to the Post: “I am not interested in answering any questions, thank you.”

Vazquez was on his way to Yonkers when the incident happened, and remembered how Neely barged onto the train at the Second Avenue station.

He added: “He moved his arms but he couldn’t express anything. All he could do was move arms.

“Then suddenly he just stopped moving. He was out of strength.”

He added: “None of us who were there thought he was in danger of dying. We thought he just passed out or ran out of air.”

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