Filipino Am black belt subdues suspect in attacks on 6 people

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Ro Malabanan subdues suspect in New York

By Randall Yip, Executive Editor

Black belt Ro Malabanan is being credited with stopping a suspect he says randomly attacked six people in New York.

Video shared on social media by Malabanan shows the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu pinning 28-year-old Samuel Frazier, who some reports describe as homeless, onto the ground. Another unidentified man is seen assisting Malabanan.

“You still don’t punch people in the face for no reason,” Malabanan can be heard saying.

Later he takes to video again to explain his version of the story.

He said he got out of the subway in New York on Broadway and Prince and saw a man sucker punch another man on the side of the face.

He checked on the man and later heard from two others who accused the same suspect of punching people up and down the street.

Malabanan said he chased the man down from about a block away.

“My Jujitsu instincts kicked in. I jumped on his back. He tried to swing me off of him. I dragged him down to the floor and pinned him to the ground.

Others then approached accusing the same man of punching them as well or of punching others. Some began kicking the suspect, but Malabanan said he told them to stop.

Police arrived 10 minutes later to make an arrest.

“Just another day,” said Malabanan who asked people to “please stay aware.”

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  1. Great job Sir! You have stopped a criminal who intimidates the weak and unsuspecting public.Be safe and thank you!.

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