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Heart-Pounding New Footage Shows Officer Fighting Crazed Train Passenger

"My thought was that either the man is going to get shot or the officer is going to get shot."

Security camera footage captured the moments a SEPTA officer engaged in hand-to-hand combat with a crazed passenger. (Image source: LiveLeak)

Heart-pounding new footage released this week shows the moments a crazed man engaged in a fight with a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority officer.

The 3 p.m. Monday incident began after the suspect allegedly threatened individuals on the train at a Philadelphia stop, according to WCAU-TV.

Security camera footage captured the moments a SEPTA officer engaged in hand-to-hand combat with a crazed passenger. (Image source: LiveLeak) Security camera footage captured the moments a SEPTA officer engaged in hand-to-hand combat with a crazed passenger. (Image source: LiveLeak)

Security cameras captured him being led off the train by SEPTA officer Ronald Jones when the suspect approached him in what appears to be a threatening way.

A fight then ensues, with footage showing the officer fighting off the suspect using pepper spray and his baton.

The man, making moves for the officer's gun, is eventually taken to the ground and several witnesses rush in to help Jones subdue the man.

"My thought was that either the man is going to get shot or the officer is going to get shot," said Riley Ross, a witness that jumped in to help. "We could all get shot."

[sharequote align="center"]"My thought was that either the man is going to get shot or the officer is going to get shot."[/sharequote]

According to WCAU-TV, the individual was able to somehow get up again, where he returned to the train and attempted to apprehend a passenger's baby. Additional officers, however, responded to the scene and the suspect was taken into custody.

Watch the raw footage:

Jones, who escaped the incident with no serious injuries, later thanked the bystanders for their help.

"The first two passengers that came on were outstanding," Harold said, according to WCAU-TV. "We thank you for it."

The suspect was reportedly taken into custody, but first treated at a local area hospital.

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