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[VIDEO] Passenger steps in to detain violent passenger during bizarre early-morning train ride: Cops

Authorities in New York say officers stepped in to arrest a subway passenger after another rider initiated a citizen’s arrest.

As the New York Post reported, the incident occurred at about 8 a.m. on Tuesday as the D train traveled through Sunset Park.

A statement from the New York Police Department alleges that 40-year-old Anna Lushchinskaya became violent and belligerent aboard the subway car and physically attacked a woman. Portions of the disturbance have since circulated via cellphone footage shared on social media this week.

The video clips appear to show Lushchinskaya yelling at a woman, telling her repeatedly to “f*** off” before striking her on the hand. The attack reportedly continued as the suspect can be seen screaming at other passengers and hitting the other woman with keys and an umbrella she retrieved from her bag.

Several other passengers attempted to step in as the suspect allegedly spewed racist taunts at those around her and ripped headphones from the ears of Juan Ayala, the man who reportedly posted the video of the incident on Twitter.

The 31-year-old man was injured during his interaction with the suspect, according to police.

In a social media post, Ayala wrote that he “had to detain her until the cops showed up.”

Upon the arrival of police officers, Lushchinskaya was arrested on suspicion of felony assault.

Police thanked those who aided in restraining the woman, whom they say was previously charged with assault after spraying an unidentified liquid on a subway passenger earlier this year.

[Featured image: video screenshots]