4 Swedish Cops Bust Up Fight on NYC Subway

Bratton thanks them publicly, but one says it was 'no big deal'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 24, 2015 1:04 PM CDT
File photo of a Wall Street subway stop.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

(Newser) – NYPD chief William Bratton is thanking four Swedish law enforcement officers who broke up a fight on the subway this week. Erik Naslund, Samuel Kvarzell, Markus Asberg, and Eric Jansberger were headed to see a Broadway performance of Les Miserables on Wednesday when a fight broke out between two men on a crowded train. Police say the four held one of the brawlers until NYPD officers responded and took him to a hospital.

The Swedish officers went on their way, but witnesses captured the scene on video. The four men got a tour of NYPD headquarters yesterday and were getting a ride on a police boat today. They're getting praise for ending the fight peacefully, but "it was no big deal," Asberg tells the New York Post.

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