Swedish cops break up 6 train fight in NYC subway

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NEW YORK (PIX11) - Four Swedish police officers heading to a Broadway show found themselves in the middle of a New York City subway brawl, and decided to take a break from their vacation -- stopping the fight and subduing both opponents.

While on their way to watch "Les Miserables," two homeless men started fighting on an uptown 6 train in the middle of rush hour, DNAinfo reports.  Witnesses told the news site that the train's conductor was aware of the fight and remained in the Bleecker Street station, asking over the loudspeakers if there were any police officers on board.

"They were lying on the floor, one on top of the other," said Stockholm officer Makrus Åsberg, 25.  "We got to make sure that nobody gets hurt . . . try to calm them down without hurting them.

The four Scandinavian cops pulled off the man they described as the aggressor, and restrained him while comforting the other, who was bleeding from the mouth and wasn't able to defend himself.

"One of the guys tried to wrestle us so (we) wrestled him to the floor until the police came," Stockholm rookie officer Samuel Kvarzell told the reporters. "They were screaming."  Face-down on the subway floor, the man continued to scream and struggle as the men restrained him, urging him to remain calm.

Police arrived at the scene and the four officers were able to resume their vacation.  Many on Reddit applauded their quick, effective response, while others focused on their good looks:

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Good job guys, welcome to New York City.

 

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