The day before a homeless man went on a scary rant on the subway that ultimately resulted in his death, he nearly pushed someone to the tracks at the same station, according to a Reddit user who posted about the incident.
Jordan Neely was allegedly hanging around the Broadway-Lafayette station in Lower Manhattan Sunday night, the person wrote on Reddit.
“This man jumped on me, grabbed my shoulders, and pushed me towards the tracks Sunday night at this very station,” a Reddit user posted Wednesday.
They declined to discuss the terrifying incident further. “I was able to run away but he got physical and chased other people standing on the platform before getting on an uptown train.”
What we know about NYC subway choking victim Jordan Neely
Who is Neely?
Jordan Neely, 30, a homeless man, was strangled aboard a northbound F train just before 2:30 p.m. on May 1, 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.
Why is there fallout over Neely’s death?
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.
“This whole thing is so sad.”
The next day, Neely appeared to be having a mental episode on an F train at the same subway stop just before 2:30 p.m., shouting at passengers that he was hungry and didn’t “care if I go to jail, and if they give me life in prison,” according to witnesses and police.
The next day, Neely, 30, appeared to be having a mental episode on an F train at the same stop just before 2:30 p.m., shouting at passengers that he was hungry and didn’t “care if I go to jail, and if they give me life in prison,” according to witnesses and police.
Daniel Penny, a 24-year-old Marine, was recorded on video trying to restrain Neely in a fatal chokehold, which lasted for several minutes.
“This whole thing is so sad,” the Reddit user wrote.
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