A dramatic video has captured the moment when two fast-acting New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers pulled a man from the subway rails seconds before a train pulled into the station. Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell took to Twitter and shared the video of two officers springing into action after seeing a man fall off the platform onto the train tracks.
“The heroism of NY’s Finest never ceases to amaze me. To the @NYPD25Pct officers who rescued a man from an oncoming train yesterday in Manhattan after he accidentally fell onto the subway rails – courage is second nature. Join me in this great cops salute!” Mr Sewell endorsed the message.
Watch the video below:
The heroism of NY’s Finest never ceases to amaze me. For the @NYPD25Pct officers who rescued a man from an oncoming train yesterday in Manhattan after he accidentally fell onto the subway rails – the courage is second nature. Join me in saluting these great agents! pic.twitter.com/hOo9aVp9tK
— Commissioner Sewell (@NYPDPC) November 25, 2022
According to New York Post, police said police were patrolling the southbound platform when the man from the northbound side fell onto the tracks. They then sprinted across the street and back down the subway stairs to the north side to rescue the man.
The officers grabbed the man by his arms and legs and lifted him onto the platform, the video showed. At the end of the clip, he landed safely and moaned loudly several times. The officers jumped to safety themselves, seconds before the oncoming train emerged from the tunnel.
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According to the outlet, police said the man who fell onto the train tracks suffered minor injuries to his right hand and back. After the incident, he was taken to Mount Sinai Morningside in stable condition.
It is still not clear why the man fell, but the police also stated that it was “accidental”. No other injuries were reported.
Meanwhile, internet users praised the police officers for their quick action: “Good on the cop for this, but my god, how did they have enough time to jog a marathon before another human helped this person?!” a user wrote. “Heroic officers and civilians team up to save a life,” said another.
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