(Video)Two men brawl in Grand Central Station, tumble down escalator in front of stunned commuters

Last week, two men fell down an escalator while grappling at Grand Central Station after an on-camera incident that startled other travelers.

Onlookers can be seen attempting to escape the two as they swing violently at one another. The two men then slide to the bottom of the escalator. The footage was shared to online last Thursday and went viral.

The video then shows one guy wailing on the other while a man and a woman who were onlookers try to break up the incident.

Following the altercation, a 37-year-old Long Island man was detained and charged with assault, according to the NYPD.

The witness who videotaped the event told Fox News that while the police did not say what caused the attack, it seemed to start when one of the men refused to move aside for the other on the left side of the escalator.

The individual, who wished to remain anonymous, said that although some onlookers were in a panic, others “just wanted to get on with their day without any issue – typical NYer mindset.”

The event is just one of numerous recent violent incidents that have shaken the Big Apple’s public transportation system.

Some altercations have even resulted in fatalities, such as the one that happened in Queens on Monday at rush hour when a victim was pushed into the subway rails.

According to NYPD statistics, homicides in the city’s subway system have increased to their highest yearly levels in 25 years since 2020.

(Video) MMA veteran Renzo Gracie gets into a scuffle on a NY subway

Renzo Gracie is widely regarded as one of the most jovial characters in jiu jitsu but he’s not a guy you want to anger push come to shove. Renzo is a veteran of 23 MMA bouts ranging from 1992 until 2010 (with a single bout in 2018 at ONE FC). He’s always been a bit of a hot head having previously filmed altercations in other instances. This time, Renzo was filmed by a bystander.

According to eyewitness accounts, Gracie was having a conversation with another black belt who is an employee of his when he was accosted for speaking Portuguese in the subway. The assailant is allegedly a black man who was yelling at Renzo to ‘speak English here’.

Gracie responded and accused him of racism at which point the incident escalated. After controlling the assailant with an arm triangle, Gracie subdued the man into apologizing and released him after.

He would go on to brag about it to the family memebers chat sharing that he had his t shirt torn in process.

Gracie has a number of affiliated clubs and is rumored to be one of the wealthiest Gracie family members. He’s given the black belt to former UFC champion Matt Serra and has produced an entire lineage of grapplers that are ultra successful in contemporary pro grappling.

That being said, Renzo’s brothers are also hot headed with his brother Ryan dying in jail after an altercation in Brazil and couple years back his other brother, Ralph had sucker bunched another bjj black belt at a tournament resulting in multiple front teeth missing.

Ralph Gracie went on to spend 180 days in jail, three years formal probation, a $50,000 fine and anger management.