A Good Samaritan saved a man from subway tracks on Manhattan’s 116th Street on Thanksgiving, according to the New York Police Department.
According to body camera video from 25th Precinct officials, the Good Samaritan jumped onto the railroad tracks to retrieve the man.
A 40-year-old man suffered a medical accident, police said.
According to the NYPD, there were only two minutes left before the train arrived.
“The passenger said, ‘Police, the train is two minutes away.’ At that moment, I jumped into the truck and my partner jumped out shortly after.
Box and Officer Vernell Victor were patrolling the southbound side of Route 6 around 4:30 pm on Thursday.
The video showed the police and the Good Samaritan safely returning the man to the platform just before the train arrived at the station.
“No matter what the situation is, 911 calls, people stopping us in the street, it’s the same. “Especially in that dangerous situation, you don’t have to stop and think. The more you think, the more likely you are to mess with the bag.”
NYPD said Bokth’s gun belt got stuck on the platform as the train was approaching the station.
“I wasn’t afraid of it and we are trained for that situation. When he saw me, he reached out,” he said, adding that Victor also saved his life that day.
Police said the man was sent to Mount Sinai with minor injuries to his hands and back.
“Additional NYPD officer patrols in subway stations and on trains, jointly pledged by Gov. Ho-Chol and Mayor Adams, will not only help riders feel safer, but also enable brave cops and good Samaritans. We did — in the best tradition of New Yorkers helping each other — to save lives,” MTA Chairman and CEO Janno Lieber said in a statement Friday.
The heroics of NY’s Finest always amaze me.for @NYPD25Pct The cop who rescued a man from an oncoming train yesterday who accidentally fell onto a subway line in Manhattan – courage is second nature. pic.twitter.com/hOo9aVp9tK
— Commissioner Sewell (@NYPDPC) November 25, 2022
http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/public-safety/2022/11/25/nypd–good-samaritan-jumps-on-tracks-to-rescue-man Good Samaritan jumps on train tracks and rescues man