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Swedish Cops Show NYPD How To Take Down A Suspect Without Killing Him

"It's not really a big deal," their puzzled boss said.

No big deal -- except that in America, a lot more people are carrying guns. Still, nice of these Swedish cops to show the NYPD you can subdue a suspect without killing him. Maybe instead of sending cops to Israel to be trained, the commissioner should send them to Sweden:

Everyone is gushing about the Swedish cops who stopped a Manhattan subway beatdown — except their compatriots back home.

The vacationing Scandinavian dream team — Samuel Kvarzell, Markus Asberg, Eric Jansberger and Erik Naslund — broke up a vicious brawl between homeless men while riding an uptown No. 6 train to see the Broadway show “Les Miserables” on Wednesday.

But while the off-duty out-of-towners were heralded by everyone from NYPD brass to Gotham straphangers, their heroic move barely garnered a kudo in Sweden.

“When somebody does something good here, we give them cake and a medal. But it’s not really a big deal,” said Swedish officer Kia Samrell, who works at the Stockholm Police Department with Kvarzell.

“In Sweden, if you see something bad, you just do something to help . . . It’s ordinary, what they did.”

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