NEWS | New York Violinist Arrested in Subway Station Standoff


A classically-trained violinist was handcuffed, detained and issued with a desk appearance ticket yesterday for performing Bach in a New York City subway station

[video_lightbox_youtube video_id="TgeMApMUJTk" width="590" height="385" auto_thumb="1"]Matthew Christian | NYPD Arrest | New York 68th St/Hunter Station

Matthew Christian, a New York State English teacher,  was arrested at New York's 68th St/Hunter Station and will be ordered to appear in court charged with 'disturbing the flow of traffic'

“I will say these officers were polite with me, but they simply just didn’t know the rules,” Mr Christian has said

According to the New York City Transit Rule of Conduct, subway artists are free to performance but must cease if they are seen to cause disturbance to commuter flow

Mr Christian was previously arrested in 2011 on a similar charge, however was later exonerated

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