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Guy With A Gun Argues With Man Holding Baseball Bat On The Subway

Subway Altercation (Credit: Screenshot/Instagram Video https://www.instagram.com/p/By5j5dOlcHb/)

David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

A video is making the rounds online of a bizarre interaction in a subway car.

The Instagram post from @jamesvandeusen was brought to my attention by Barstool Sports, and you’re absolutely going to want to watch this one. (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes)

A guy with a silver revolver is trying to talk a guy down who is very heated and holding a bag and a baseball bat. (SLIDESHOW: 142 Times Josephine Skriver Barely Wore Anything)

At one point in the video, the man with the gun, who is also the calmer one, appears to say he’s a police officer. No gunshots get fired, but it’s still an intense situation. (SLIDESHOW: 71 Times Samantha Hoopes Stripped Down)

Give it a watch below.

 

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Let me offer you all some free advice. When a guy is holding a gun, the last thing you should do is move towards him, get loud or do anything to escalate the situation.

Generally speaking, guys who carry guns are willing to use them, especially if they’re a police officer. Poking the bear in the situation is next level stupid.

The fact the guy with the gun was so incredibly calm makes me think he’s been in this situation a time or two.

Most people would panic in the event they had to draw a weapon. Not this guy. He’s as cold as ice as he tries to de-escalate the situation, which is what the pros are trained to do.

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That guy with the bat should consider himself very lucky. If he was dealing with a less rational individual, this whole situation could have ended with a body hitting the ground.

I know more than enough people who would start popping off rounds if a guy with a baseball bat approached them. All things considered, everybody in this situation should consider themselves very lucky.

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