Person rescued from tracks in New York seconds before train arrives

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Person Rescued From Tracks In New York Seconds Before Train Arrives
Person rescued from subway tracks by NYPD officer and "good Samaritan"
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By Emily Chudy, PA

A person has been rescued from subway tracks in New York City moments before a train arrived at the station.

The New York Police Department (NYPD) reported that a “sick strap hanger” (subway passenger) had taken ill and fallen in the Bronx, New York.

In a clip posted to the NYPD’s Twitter account, two people, an officer and a “good Samaritan” at the station, can be seen jumping down onto the tracks to lift the person to safety.

“When a sick strap hanger lost consciousness and fell on the subway tracks in the Bronx, NYPD Transit officers didn’t hesitate for a moment to put his safety ahead of their own,” the NYPD wrote.


The clip was taken from the platform at the 149th Street and 3rd Avenue in the Bronx on Wednesday afternoon.

A woman can be heard shouting “hurry up!” before the two pushed the man up from the tracks, with a train rolling into the station shortly after.

Kathleen O’Reilly, NYPD chief of transit, wrote on Twitter: “That’s officers Lopez, Peguero, Sugrim and Caban-Bailon from District 12 working as a team to flag the train and get the man to safety.

“Thank you to everyone who assisted!”

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