Source: Cassandra Fairbanks
New York, NY– Four Swedish police officers vacationing in New York City were on the subway on Wednesday when a fight broke out.
The train operator asked if there were any police riding who could help with the situation.
The Scandinavian patrolmen were very soothing and non-aggressive as they de-escalated the situation instead of escalating it, the way we have seen so often from our own men and women in blue.
The officers were on their way to see a performance of Les Misérables when the train operator frantically asked for assistance. “Are there any police officers on the train?!” the men heard over the intercom.
“We thought maybe someone needed help,” Samuel Kvarzell, 25, a rookie with the Stockholm Police Department told theNew York Post.
The Scandinavian patrolmen ran towards the front of the subway to help and encountered a brutal fight between two homeless men that had broken out.
One of the men was reportedly attacking the other, as the injured victim made very little effort to defend himself.
After separating the aggressor off of the victim, the officers kept the aggressor detained in an arm lock while attempting to calm him using non-threatening voices and a soothing hand on the back.
“Take it easy, just relax, everything is going to be okay,” one of the officers tells the detained man while he frantically screamed that he couldn’t breathe.
This seemed to calm him, and the officer asked if he was injured with a kind…