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VIDEO: L Train Rider Goes on Racist Rant, Gets Splashed With Soup

By Trevor Kapp | October 10, 2017 9:08am
 L train riders threw a belligerent straphanger off the train in Brooklyn Saturday afternoon.
L train riders threw a belligerent straphanger off the train in Brooklyn Saturday afternoon.
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Joshua Pyne

BROOKLYN — A boozed-up bigot hurled racial epithets at his fellow straphangers aboard a Brooklyn-bound L train before they pushed him onto the platform at the next stop and tossed a cup of soup on him.

The hate-spewing straphanger, seen sipping from a can of Bud Light Lime-A-Rita, repeatedly yelled the n-word before shouting, “I talk s--t because I know can. I’m a lawyer. I went to NYU Law. F--k you!” according to video obtained by Gothamist.

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When riders confronted him, he continued his diatribe and said he needed to fetch his bag from a nearby seat.

When the train pulled into the Bedford Avenue stop in Williamsburg, and the other passengers tried to remove him from the train — with one straphanger showering him with a cup of soup.

Witness Joshua Pyne told Gothamist the chaos unfolded around 2 p.m. on Saturday.

“After Bedford, the woman [who first called him out] kind of broke down,” he said. “She and the larger gentlemen in black embraced and there was a good sense that social justice had been served.

“We, the handful of folks that had witnessed the entire thing from the start, wished the guy well and hoped he'd have a better weekend.”

NYPD officials on Tuesday said they were looking into the incident.