An Incredible Undercover Arrest In The New York Subway

Published September 17, 2013
Updated September 1, 2017

Undercover Arrest New York Subway 1980

Convening his own unfortunate mugging experience with justice and his professional interests, photographer Bruce Davidson snapped this amazing shot of an undercover arrest on the New York train. Davidson, cooperating with the NYPD in a 1980 effort to apprehend muggers in the subway, played a dumb tourist for several days until he was finally pursued by a mugger. Undercover cops intervened immediately, and the only shot fired was the one from Davidson’s camera.

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