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NYC Mayor Eric Adams calls 911 after witnessing a street brawl while riding the subway to his first day at work

Alia Shoaib   

NYC Mayor Eric Adams calls 911 after witnessing a street brawl while riding the subway to his first day at work
  • NYC Mayor Eric Adams witnessed a brawl while taking the subway to his first day of work.
  • In a video posted on social media, Adams can be seen calling 911 to report the incident.

Hours after being sworn in as New York City Mayor, Eric Adams called 911 to report an assault he witnessed while taking the subway to work.

In a video posted on social media, Adams makes the call from the Kosciuszko J station platform in Brooklyn while watching a brawl on the street below.

"I'm at Broadway and Kosciuszko, and I have an assault in progress. Three males," the mayor can be heard telling the 911 dispatcher.

In a longer video filmed by The New York Post, Adams can be heard clarifying the situation to the dispatcher: "No, assault in progress. Not past assault. They are fighting each other on the street right now."

The camera pans to the street, where the men can be seen fighting and shouting.

At the end of the call, the mayor identifies himself as "Adams, Mayor Adams."

Several news cameras can be seen in the background of the video as Adams makes the call.

NYPD officers responded in about five minutes, with two squad cars arriving as the men were getting into a car, The New York Post reported.

The officers left without questioning anyone, the outlet said.

The mayor said that the police should have "made inquiries" and planned to make the incident a teachable moment, the outlet reported.

A former police officer, Eric Adams, was sworn in as Mayor of New York City after midnight on New Year's Eve.

Adams pledged to address rising crime in New York City during his campaign.

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