Four subway breakdancers beat up a straphanger on a Brooklyn train who objected to making room so they could do their routine, police sources said Thursday.
The dancers, four men in their 20s, asked passengers to make room so they could perform their routine for tips aboard an A train in East New York about 1:20 p.m. Wednesday. The 40-year-old victim objected, sparking an argument, sources said.
The dancers punched the 40-year-old victim several times in the face and fled when the train pulled into the Euclid Ave. station.
The victim was treated for a cut on his cheek at Brookdale University Hospital and released.
Subway breakdancers are known for their gravity-defying somersaults and flips.
They drew the ire of then-Police Commissioner Bill Bratton in 2014, who said they could easily hurt passengers — and themselves — by performing on cramped and crowded trains.
During the first half of that year, misdemeanor arrests related to subway acrobatics jumped to 240, compared to 40 for the first six months of 2013.
More recent statistics were not immediately available Thursday.
SOURCE: ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS