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NYPD cops rush to rescue man who fell from subway tracks in Manhattan

Heart-stopping moment NYPD cops race to rescue man who fell on subway tracks in Manhattan – and lift him to safety as train speeds into station

  • A video shows the heroism of New York City police officers as they save a man who fell onto the tracks just before a train was due in a subway station 
  • The incident took place Thursday afternoon at the station on 116th Street and Lexington Avenue in East Harlem 
  • Police were alerted by straphangers that a 40-year-old man had fallen onto a northbound 6 train line 
  • Bodycam footage shows two cops – only identified as Officers Victor and Bokth – as they run to the northbound entrance
  • They then were able to grab the unidentified man by his arms and legs and bring him onto the platform with what the NYPD said was ‘seconds to spare’ 

This is the heart-stopping moment NYPD cops race to save a man who fell on to the subway tracks just moments before a train arrived.

The dramatic footage showed the officers run from one side of the station to the other to help the passenger on Thursday afternoon.

They quickly leapt on to the rails before helping hoist him on to the platform just seconds before the car pulled into 116th Street and Lexington Avenue in East Harlem.

The cops were alerted by straphangers that the 40-year-old had fallen onto the northbound 6 train line.

That station does not have a mezzanine that connects the northbound and southbound lines, meaning the officers had to race up the stairs to exit the southbound line to get to the fallen man.

Bodycam footage shows two cops – only identified as Officers Victor and Bokth – as they run to the northbound entrance. 

A nerve-wracking video shows the heroism of New York City police officers as they save a man who fell onto the tracks just before a train was due in a subway station Thursday

Police Were Alerted By Straphangers That A 40-Year-Old Man Had Fallen Onto A Northbound 6 Train Line

Police were alerted by straphangers that a 40-year-old man had fallen onto a northbound 6 train line

The Incident Took Place Thursday Afternoon At The Station On 116Th Street And Lexington Avenue In East Harlem

The incident took place Thursday afternoon at the station on 116th Street and Lexington Avenue in East Harlem

That Station Does Not Have A Mezzanine That Connects The Northbound And Southbound Lines, Meaning The Officers Had To Race Against Time Up The Stairs To Exit The Southbound Line To Get To The Fallen Man On The Northbound Line

That station does not have a mezzanine that connects the northbound and southbound lines, meaning the officers had to race against time up the stairs to exit the southbound line to get to the fallen man on the northbound line

Bodycam Footage Shows Two Cops - Only Identified As Officers Victor And Bokth - As They Run To The Northbound Entrance

Bodycam footage shows two cops – only identified as Officers Victor and Bokth – as they run to the northbound entrance

When they finally arrived, they discovered another person had headed down to the track to try and help the fallen man. 

A third officer, identified as Officer Gregorek, was trying to give medical assistance while waiting for further help. 

They then were able to grab the unidentified man by his arms and legs and bring him onto the platform with what the NYPD said was ‘seconds to spare’ before the 6 train arrived. 

The cops were almost in danger themselves, with one of them not leaping back onto the platform immediately, before the man who had provided medical assistance lifted the officer to safety. 

Four seconds later, as the video shows, the 6 train safely arrived on the northbound track. 

The rescued man was taken to a local hospital with injuries to his right hand and back but is in stable condition.

NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell praised the officers’ in a tweet containing the video: ‘The heroics of NY’s Finest always amazes me. For the @NYPD25Pct officers who rescued a man from an oncoming train after he accidentally fell on the subway tracks yesterday in Manhattan – the courage is second nature. Join me in saluting these great cops!’

The rescue comes at a time of increased police presence underground in New York City amid a crime wave that has greatly affected the subways.  

When They Finally Arrived, They Discovered Another Person Had Headed Down To The Track To Try And Help The Fallen Man

When they finally arrived, they discovered another person had headed down to the track to try and help the fallen man

The Cops Were Almost In Danger Themselves, With One Of Them Not Leaping Back Onto The Platform Immediately, Before The Man Who Had Provided Medical Assistance Lifted The Officer To Safety

The cops were almost in danger themselves, with one of them not leaping back onto the platform immediately, before the man who had provided medical assistance lifted the officer to safety

Cops Were Able To Grabbed The Unidentified Man By His Arms And Legs And Bring Him Onto The Platform With What The Nypd Said Was 'Seconds To Spare' Before The 6 Train Arrived

Cops were able to grabbed the unidentified man by his arms and legs and bring him onto the platform with what the NYPD said was ‘seconds to spare’ before the 6 train arrived

Nypd Commissioner Keechant Sewell Praised The Officers' In A Tweet Containing The Video

NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell praised the officers’ in a tweet containing the video

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1669445707 88 Heart Stopping Moment Nypd Cops Race To Rescue Man Who Fell

Crimes on the transit system are up, but the crimes represent a small fraction of the passengers on the subway system and come as ridership has also increased. 

According to New York City statistics, transit crime is up 38 percent in 2022 from the same point in 2021, while city-wide crime is up 29 percent from last year. 

There were 1,462 crimes between the start of 2021 and mid-November – but there have been 2,019 so-far this year, a dramatic increase. 

In October, Governor Kathy Hochul ordered an additional 1,200 overtime shifts per day for police officers to patrol the subway to keep New Yorkers safe. 

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