An MTA security guard wielding a machete was arrested after getting into a fight with a man carrying a trash can as a weapon, in the Upper West Side of New York City, NBC News reported.
The security guard, identified as Luis Roman by authorities, got into an altercation with another man at the intersection of Broadway and West 94th Street around 7 a.m. local time Wednesday morning.
According to the New York Post, Roman was driving and made a comment to the other man for not paying attention while walking in the street. He then flashed a gun clip.
A witness, Paul Tena, witnessed the altercation and caught it on video.
Tena told the West Side Rag blog he saw the man throw a garbage can at Roman’s car in response. Roman then got out of the vehicle and chased the man who threw the garbage can.
The two men begin swinging at one another before the machete is thrown at the man wielding the garbage can.
Roman begins to get back into the car to drive away, but the man grabs the door just before it closes. The two then get out of the car and start punching one another. They then back off one another and the fight ends.
Police said officers arrested Roman near a subway platform sitting on a bench. A gun and the machete were recovered at the scene.
According to NBC, Roman faces charges of assault, criminal mischief, criminal possession of a weapon and menacing.