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New York City Mayor Eric Adams called 911 to report street fight hours after being sworn in

Hours after being sworn in as New York City Mayor, Eric Adams called 911 to report an assault he witnessed while taking the subway to work.

In a video posted on social media, Adams makes the call from the Kosciuszko J station platform in Brooklyn while watching a brawl on the street below.

“I’m at Broadway and Kosciuszko, and I have an assault in progress. Three males,” the mayor was heard telling the 911 dispatcher.

In a longer video filmed by The New York Post, Adams can be heard clarifying the situation to the dispatcher: “No, assault in progress. Not past assault. They are fighting each other on the street right now.” At the end of the call, the mayor identifies himself as “Adams, Mayor Adams.”

NYPD officers responded in about five minutes, with two squad cars arriving as the men were getting into a car, The New York Post reported. The officers left without questioning anyone, the outlet said.

The mayor said that the police should have “made inquiries” and planned to make the incident a teachable moment, the outlet reported. Adams, who is a former police officer, pledged to address rising crime in New York City during his campaign.

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH 

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: PATCH.COM

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