Manspreading Leads To Hammer Assault On NYC Subway

The suspects are still at large.

By Jaime Lutz

An argument over manspreading turned violent on a Manhattan subway Saturday, leading to one man getting beat with a hammer, New York City police allege. And the hammer victim wasn’t even the manspreader!

The hammer victim, 30, was riding the J train with his 53-year-old friend when the older man asked a stranger taking up multiple seats on the train to scooch over, The New York Daily News reported.

The stranger made room for the pair, but the 30-year-old still complained, allegedly leading to the manspreader and his six friends to get into a fight with the 30-year-old man. 

One of them kicked the man repeatedly in the head and chest. When the victim tried to defend himself, another one of the attackers allegedly took a hammer from his backpack and repeatedly smashed the victim and his older friend with it.

The suspects ran from the train and have not yet been caught. Both of the victims survived the assault.

[Image: NYPD]

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