There is a long list of things we don't want to see on our Monday morning subway commutes (fellatio, flossing, used condoms are all included) but for personal safety reasons, fighting is right on top of that list. Which is why we're glad we weren't on this packed downtown 6 train this morning:
We've jumped the above clip to the part where things really get interesting (though feel free to go back if you want). Meanwhile our tipster, who shot the video and apologizes for filming vertically ("I wasn't watching on phone while I was filming, I was too busy avoiding the craziness"), sets the scene:
There were serious delays on the downtown 6 train today which made for some packed trains, and it clearly got to some people...
I didn't hear the beginning of the fight as I had headphones on. But I can tell you that the black woman was sitting down, and the Hispanic (?) woman was standing and stepped on her foot. They started arguing about the foot stomping, and then the Hispanic (?) woman assaulted the black woman (with blonde hair) while she was sitting. Black woman stands up and the fight started...about where the movie starts.
One man does a decent job stopping fight, and the black woman is now bleeding from her face and takes a seat. After a few minutes, the black woman who was assaulted goes NUTS. Hispanic woman runs through a PACKED train trying to get away, and the black woman is now swinging a pen in her hand trying to stab the other woman. There was nowhere to run and everyone was trying to restrain this woman.
Train stopped at 76th, and everyone in last car exits to get away from screaming crazy lady saying she is "getting her knife". Eventually the black woman got off train as she continued to bleed. I didn't stick around to find out what happened after that.
And honestly, if someone that upset were to suddenly flip a switch and calmly say "Okay, I'll go back and find my knife" we would probably have hightailed it off the train, too. Still, good job New York City commuters for doing their best to stop the madness! Our favorite is the lady who calmly asks "You really want to go to jail for this?" to which the aggrieved party screams back "Oh YES."