A teenager has been filmed verbally attacking an elderly man on a train before being accosted by other angry passengers.
The incident, which occurred on Sydney’s Bondi Junction to Central train line, was posted to Reddit on Wednesday afternoon.
The original poster said the young boy had been swearing and “carrying on the whole train ride” when the older man sitting in front of him asked him to watch his language.
The pair can be seen exchanging words before the boy suddenly stands up and yells “what the f*** are you going to do” in the man’s face.
The teen continues to yell at the man when a middle-aged passenger in a suit storms over and confronts him.
“What did you say? What did you say? Who you going to crack?” the suited man says after suddenly grabbing the kid by the neck and forcing him into a seat.
“You gonna hit an old man you piece of sh**, why don’t you hit me you b***h, you’re a f***in b***h,” the suited man yells while demanding the teen leave the train.”
A fourth passenger also intervenes to tell the boy to leave.
NSW Police told Yahoo News Australia they are aware of a video circulating online of an incident on a train and are making inquiries.
Viewers online were quick to hail the suited man’s actions while stepping in.
“I absolutely love how he’s getting both the good cop and bad cop approach at the exact same time from those two dudes. Dude on the left wants to throw down where as the one on the right looks like a disappointed dad or principal,” one person wrote.
“The second guy to stand up is a giant. Both of these guys to stand up should be proud of themselves. Good on ya!” another said.
“The kid is trying so hard not to cry,” a third viewer chimed in.
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