Fox News meteorologist Adam Klotz was severely beaten in the NY underground by a group of teenagers after he intervened on behalf of an elderly man whose hair was set on fire. But he isn’t focused on the possibility of bringing charges against the teens.

Klotz said that while he was advised to press charges against the teens who assaulted him, he told Fox News Monday that he wants Mayor Eric Adams “to do something more long-term so that this doesn’t happen to anyone else but me just getting some kind of short-term payback.”

Klotz was riding the No. 1 train on his way home from watching the Giants-Eagles NFL playoff game at a Manhattan bar after midnight Saturday when he noticed a group of teenagers harassing an “older gentleman,” before setting her hair on fire with joined, she recalled in an interview on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Monday.

“His whole head was on fire. And I was sitting there looking at him and how can you not [say] “Wow, guys, you can’t do that,” Klotz said. “They just didn’t want to be told what they couldn’t do, so suddenly the focus was on me.”

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FILE - A video surveillance camera hangs from the ceiling above a subway platform, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

FILE – A video surveillance camera hangs from the ceiling above a subway platform, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
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As the group of seven teens verbally taunted him, Klotz got out of the subway car hoping to end the interaction. But the group followed him, “kicking and punching” him until he was knocked to the ground.

“I actually moved to another car on the train at one stop. We come to a complete stop. The doors open, I think it’s over,” Klotz said. “The whole group comes and the gang jumps on me and jumps on me, they just start hitting me and kicking me. I hear ‘put him to sleep, put him to sleep’. They wanted to knock me out. My goal at the time was just to cover my head because once you’re unconscious. Who knows what will happen? But they kicked me back and forth and stomped on me.”

Klotz, who had visible bruises over his eyes in the televised interview, told “Fox & Friends” on Monday that he is rubbed hard on his side and has trouble bending his knee. He was treated at a local hospital after the assault.

Three of the suspected teenagers were arrested by police in connection with the attack, but were released to their parents without facing charges.

Fox News meteorologist Adam Klotz reveals bruises after he was badly beaten on the subway over the weekend.

Fox News meteorologist Adam Klotz reveals bruises after he was badly beaten on the subway over the weekend.
(Screenshot: Adam Klotz – Instagram)

“Juvenile reports were prepared and their parents were called to pick them up,” an NYPD representative said. the new york post office.

Klotz asked New York City Mayor Eric Adams to intensify surveillance in the transit system to protect passengers from subway violence.

“I want something done…why is the train weatherman trying to stop crime in the middle of the night? Where is Eric Adams? Where is the city? Why am I doing this? To me ?” he said he early Monday.

“What I want is some kind of change I don’t want this to happen to anyone else, and I don’t necessarily think it’s just these kids that are going to get into trouble, like, where are the structural things? Like put some cops in there,” Klotz continued.

Since 2020, there have been approximately 21 murders in the subway system, the New York Post reported. The number exceeds the 20 murders recorded between 2008 and 2019 combined, according to the data.

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In October, a Good Samaritan was stabbed to death on the No. 6 train just before 6 a.m. Wednesday at Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall. The 31-year-old man was trying to break up a fight between two women when one of them reportedly stabbed him in the neck, shoulder and arm.

Adams at the time was criticized for downplaying the attack, arguing that most New Yorkers use the system without issue.

Eric Adams, Mayor of New York, during a meeting of the New York State Board of Financial Control in New York, USA, on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

Eric Adams, Mayor of New York, during a meeting of the New York State Board of Financial Control in New York, USA, on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.
(Photographer: Stephanie Keith/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

“We’re going to deal with those crimes that happen, and we’re going to continue to work on those six felonies a day that we’re seeing,” he said, according to the New York Post.

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“But,” he added, “I know that 3.5 million people use our system every day without any encounters.”

Fox News’ Emma Colton and Bailee Hill contributed to this report.

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