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.
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When a sick strap hanger lost consciousness and fell on the subway tracks in the Bronx, @NYPDTransit officers didn’t hesitate for a moment to put his safety ahead of their own. We’re also grateful to the Good Samaritan who bravely helped. pic.twitter.com/m0kmylDUJJAdvertisement
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) August 19, 2021
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!”