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April 18, 2013
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Video: Brawl erupts on subway between NYPD and teens

A group of teens began tormenting another teen, and things exploded when the victim snapped a picture

By Shane Dixon Kavanaugh
New York Daily News

BROOKLYN — The attempted arrest of a hate-mongering teen aboard a Brooklyn subway quickly turned into a wild showdown between cops and a simmering mob, according to sources and video obtained by the Daily News.

The melee began when suspect Stephan Stowe, 17, and a group of eight friends approached Ilai Szeimberg aboard a Brooklyn-bound 3 train just before 3 p.m. Monday, police sources said. When Szeimberg, who is Jewish, ignored a greeting, Stowe became angry, records show. The suspect then started hurling racial slurs.

As the train pulled into the Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum stop, cops were waiting to collar Stowe, police sources said. A pair of police officers struggled to detain Stowe inside the empty train while a group of angry onlookers swarmed the station's platform snapping video and yelling at cops.

Full Story: SEE IT: Wild Brooklyn melee erupts as NYPD arrests Muslim teen for allegedly taunting Jewish subway rider

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