10/04/2012 12:05 BST | Updated 10/04/2012 12:48 BST

Snackman Breaks Up Fight On New York Subway (YOUTUBE VIDEO)

This is the moment a New York commuter broke up a fight between a man and a woman on the train - by eating.

The video shows a woman launching herself at a man opposite her and lashing out at him, until a fellow passenger stands between the two and absent-mindedly reaches for his snack.

As the person who uploaded the video to YouTube wrote:

Heading uptown on the 6 train, this woman sits down next to me. Then all of a sudden she jumps up and starts wailing this guy in the face. In complete disbelief I fumble for my phone and capture this..

YouTube commentators were full of praise for "snackman" saying he "handled the situation."

The amazing episode was uploaded just one week ago and has been viewed by nearly 200,000 people.

Reddit commentators also posted their admiration for "snackman" saying: "I have not seen someone care so less. He did not even attempt to put effort into stopping them, yet he is incredibly successful just standing there looking unassuming."