A flood of 911 calls came in as Jordan Neely was choked to death on the subway this week — with one rider claiming one of the men was armed with a gun or a knife, police officials said.
A total of five emergency calls were made over a four-minute span just before 2:30 p.m. Monday as a Marine — now identified as 24-year-old Daniel Penny — held Neely in a chokehold on the floor of the northbound F train in Lower Manhattan.
The first call, which came in at 2:26, was reporting a physical fight on the subway followed by another one minute later reporting someone on the train threatening riders.
Seconds later, a third caller claimed a straphanger was armed with a knife or a gun. It was unclear who the caller was referring to, though neither Neely nor Penny turned out to be armed.
Two more calls then came in a minute apart at, 2:29 and 2:30, for reports of an assault in progress and threats, respectively.
Mayor Adams said cops and EMTs were on the scene within six minutes of getting the first call.
But by that point, emergency responders could not revive an unconscious Neely.
While overviews of the calls were released Friday, the city has still not released full transcripts of the calls.
Penny was taken into custody but was later released as the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office weighs whether to bring criminal charges in the chokehold death.
NYC subway choking victim Jordan Neely: What we know
When: May 1, 2023
Who: Jordan Neely, 30, a homeless man, was strangled aboard a northbound F train just before 2:30 p.m., according to police.
He reportedly started acting erratically on the train and harassing other passengers before being restrained and ultimately choked by a straphanger, identified as a 24-year-old Marine from Queens.
The Marine, who was seen on video applying the chokehold, was taken into custody and later released but the DA is mulling charges, which could include involuntary manslaughter, according to experts.
Fallout: The city medical examiner ruled Neely’s death a homicide, noting he died due to “compression of neck (chokehold).” This will be weighed during the investigation into whether charges will be brought for Neely’s death.
Neely’s aunt told The Post that he became a “complete mess” following the brutal murder of his mother in 2007. She noted he was schizophrenic while suffering from PTSD and depression.
“The whole system just failed him. He fell through the cracks of the system,” Carolyn Neely said.
Law enforcement sources said Neely had “numerous” arrests on his record, including for drugs, disorderly conduct, and fare beating.
At the time of his death, Neely had a warrant out for his arrest for a November 2021 case in which he was accused of assaulting a 67-year-old woman in the East Village, the sources said.
Mayor Eric Adams has said it’s important for the DA to complete the investigation into Neely’s death and not rush to conclusions.
A grand jury could be empaneled to look at the case as early as next week.
The city Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Wednesday that the death was a homicide by compression of the neck.
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