NYC Subway Rider Dies After Being Put in Headlock On Train

A man who began shouting while aboard a New York City subway train was restrained by passengers. The man died after fellow riders tackled him and one put him in the chokehold until his body went limp, according to police officials and video of the encounter.

The man, Jordan Neely, 30, died from compression of the neck, the city’s medical examiner said later.

Neely was known in New York City as a Michael Jackson impersonator. On Monday afternoon, he was yelling and pacing back and forth on an F train in Manhattan, witnesses and police said, when he was restrained by at least three people, including a U.S. Marine veteran who pulled one arm tightly around his neck.

EMTs and police arrived after the train stopped at a station. He was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly thereafter.