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Video: New York train hijacked by man wielding screwdriver

“Move the train of I’m going to f*****g kill you,” attacker threatened train conductor.

Image: chad davis via Creative Commons

A NEW YORK subway train was hijacked on Friday by a man bearing a screwdriver who threatened the driver to keep increasing the speed of the train.

The New York Daily News, which has released the below footage of the incident, reports that the ordeal lasted for about ten minutes. No injuries have been reported.

The train’s conductor Daryl George said he heard a commotion on the platform and lowered his window to check, and the angry man took the opportunity to jump through the window and threaten George, shouting:

Move the train or I’m going to f*****g kill you.

George told the newspaper that he began slowly moving the train forward, but that his attacker forced him from the controls and pushed the train on faster. He said he warned him of the danger of striking something if they maintained such a high speed.

The video shows George being tackled by the man, identified as 42-year-old Richard Arrocho, before being forced from the cab.

After a dramatic confrontation, other passengers and the conductor managed to calm the man and hold him. He was arrested by police when the train stopped and claims someone was attempting to kill him:

Read the story in full in the New York Daily News >

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