Good Samaritan jumps on tracks to rescue man
A good Samaritan helped save a man from the subway tracks at 116th Street in Manhattan on Thanksgiving, the NYPD said.
According to body camera video from a 25th Precinct officer, the good Samaritan jumped onto the tracks to retrieve the man.
The man suffered a medical episode, police said.
According to the NYPD, they only had two minutes before the train arrived.
The video showed police officers and the good Samaritan getting the man back on the platform safely moments before the train pulled into the station.
On the way back up, one of the officer’s gun belts got stuck on the platform right as the train was about to pull into the station, according to the NYPD.
Police said no injuries were reported.
“The joint commitment by Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams to have additional NYPD officers patrol in subway stations and on trains not only helps riders feel safer, but in this case enabled brave officers and a good Samaritan – in the finest tradition of New Yorkers helping each other – to save a life,” MTA chairman and CEO Janno Lieber said Friday in a statement.