Tube Passengers Intervene After Man Threatens To ‘Knock Woman Out'
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A video has emerged on social media of tube passengers rushing to restrain a man after he threatened to 'knock out' a woman. You can watch the incident unfold here:
Metro reports the incident is believed to have taken place on Friday night (15 October) on a train heading east.
The altercation begins with a man yelling at a female passenger across the tube carriage.
It's unclear how the argument started, but the woman stands her ground against the man's abusive comments.
He can be heard saying 'don't f***ing start it' and 'I'll knock you the f*** out you c***' as the other passengers awkwardly look away.
He tells the woman: "Oh you think you're going to hide behind the fact you are a woman.
"Come step to me, step to me. I dare you, I f***ing dare you.
"Oh I'm such a horrible man because I said I'd smack you in your mouth. Don't f***ing smile.
"Don't taunt me or I'll knock you the f*** out you c***."
When the man starts striding over to the woman, the majority of the other passengers leap from their seats and rush to restrain him.
The video ends with a struggle as the passengers pile onto the man who was abusing the female passenger.
People on social media have been horrified by the footage.
One user wrote: "This is what everyday misogyny looks like."
Another added: "It's terrifying as a woman knowing what could happen."
A third wrote: "There is absolutely no excuse for this!!!"
A British Transport Police spokesperson told Metro: "We are aware of this video that is being circulated on social media and our officers are looking into it further.
"We're asking anyone with further details to text us on 61016 with the reference 681 of 16/10/21.
"Violence, abuse, intimidation, and harassment against women and girls in any form will not be tolerated.
"It's really important that people who witness incidents like this report them to us as quickly as possible so we can investigate as quickly as possible."
Siwan Hayward, Director of Compliance, Policing, Operations and Security at TfL, said: "We were shocked by this horrible incident on the Central line and our thoughts are with the woman who was abused in this appalling way.
"We condemn all forms of violence and abuse on our network and are working closely with police to keep our customers and staff safe.
"The British Transport Police is aware of the incident and has issued an appeal for information. We will provide full support to the BTP's investigation."