New York: Four Swedish Cops on Vacation Become Good Samaritans in NY Subway

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Four burly Swedish cops put their New York City vacation on hold to answer the call of duty on a Manhattan subway train last night.

The friends were on their way to see Les Misérables on Broadway, DNA Info reports, and rushed in to stop a brutal assault on a crowded rush-hour 6 train.

‘We came here for vacation. We’ve been here one day. We’re no heroes, just tourists,’ Makrus Åsberg, a 25-year-old officer with the police Uppsala, Sweden, told the New York Post. Mr Asberg, along with Erik Naslund, Samuel Kvarzell and Eric Jansberger, subdued an enraged homeless man who was viciously beating another rider on the train.

The Samaritan Scandinavians stopped the violence and held the attacker until the NYPD could arrive, the Post reports.

Video from the incident shows Kvarzell and Asberg holding the suspect down and trying to calm him down as he screams.

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Swedish Countrymen Not Impressed:

Countrymen not impressed by Swedish cops’ subway heroics


NY’ers always make a big deal about Good Samaritans especially if they’re tourists – not necessarily a bad thing…

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