NYPD officers, bystander save man who fell on subway tracks

Two New York City police officers raced to save a man who fell on the tracks at a Manhattan subway station, plucking him out of the way of an oncoming train in a daring rescue captured by an officer’s body camera

NYPD officers, bystander save man who fell on subway tracks

This image provided by NYPD shows police body cam video shows two New York City police officers and a bystander saving a man who fell on the tracks at a Manhattan subway station on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022 in New York. The incident happened around 4 p.m. Thursday at the 116th Street station in East Harlem. The man, whom police said fell by accident, was taken to a hospital with injuries to his hand and back. (NYPD via AP) The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Two New York City police officers and a bystander raced to save a man who fell on the tracks at a Manhattan subway station, plucking him out of the way of an oncoming train in a daring rescue captured by an officer’s body camera.

The incident happened around 4 p.m. Thursday at the 116th Street station in East Harlem. The man, whom police said fell by accident, was taken to a hospital with injuries to his hand and back.

Officers Brunel Victor and Taufique Bokth were on patrol at the station when they saw a commotion and heard a scream from the opposite side of the station, police said.

They ran up and down stairs, through an emergency exit and onto the tracks, pulling the man to safety with the assistance of a bystander who was already trying to help, police said.

Bystanders then helped the officers climb back to the platform, just before a 6 train pulled into the station.

“Our daily thing is to help people. We don’t care what if we have to put ourselves on the line. That’s why we do, that’s why we take this job,” Victor told WABC-TV.

Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell praised the officers in a tweet, writing: “The heroics of NY’s Finest always amazes me…. the courage is second nature. Join me in saluting these great cops!”

Officers Victor and Bokth were assigned to the subway station as part of Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams’ efforts to beef up security in the system.

Janno Lieber, the chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority which runs the subway system, said having extra officers posted to trains and stations “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.”

Related TopicsNew York

I flew to Turkey for a new set of teeth – trolls say I’m a Katie Price wannabe with piano tiles but I don’t care

Lateness matters, your honors: Judges must not violate court rules related to their campaigns

My car insurance costs me £150 a year extra due to ‘unfair’ rules – five ways to avoid the ‘poverty premium’

How to save a Google Doc on your computer or smartphone

When it comes to dating, earning less than $30,000 is a deal breaker, a new survey shows

I’m a savvy shopper… the M&S bargains I swear by – it’s so much cheaper than you think

Love Island fans convinced Casa Amor is about to happen as Maya Jama reveals she’s heading back to the villa

I feel sorry for lost puppy Tommy Fury, he’s trying to figure out life and treated like runt of family, says Jake Paul

Jake Paul sticks by claim Molly-Mae has given birth and claims Tommy Fury will mentally struggle to fight him

Manifestantes “desactivan” gases lacrimógenos en Perú

Officers brought homeless man to remote spot and beat him, prosecutors say

McDonald's Finally Breaks Its Twitter Silence With A Simple Post

Shoppers share their mega TK Maxx sales hauls as they nab yellow sticker bargains like 70p boots & £1.70 designer jeans

I’m a fashion expert and these styles of winter coats are making you look tacky – it’s bad news for quilted coat lovers

Dancing On Ice fans baffled as they spot something very different about Keith Lemon – did you notice?

The Princess of Wales writes an open letter ahead of a new campaign launch

NEWS RELATED

Kelly Cheng, Sara Hughes, beach volleyball’s new sensation, win World Tour Finals

Kelly Cheng, Sara Hughes, beach volleyball’s new sensation, win World Tour Finals In just a few months since reuniting, Kelly Cheng and Sara Hughes have become not just the best women’s beach volleyball team in the U.S., but also, arguably, the world. Cheng and Hughes, former partners who got back together for ...

View more: Kelly Cheng, Sara Hughes, beach volleyball’s new sensation, win World Tour Finals

Brie Larson has an existential crisis by questioning the fragile nature of time itself

Brie Larson has an existential crisis by questioning the fragile nature of time itself Time is a fickle and cruel mistress, and it waits for nobody, not even an Academy Award-winning star like Brie Larson. The Marvel Cinematic Universe stalwart appears to be having something of an existential crisis ...

View more: Brie Larson has an existential crisis by questioning the fragile nature of time itself

Steven Spielberg Cast Alden Ehrenreich After Seeing a Bat Mitzvah Video He Made

Alden Ehrenreich broke through to the big time in 2018, landing the leading role in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Many critics and fans appreciated Ehrenreich’s heartfelt performance. And over the past several years, the talented young star has continuously opted for roles that challenge him creatively. Ehrenreich’s own story ...

View more: Steven Spielberg Cast Alden Ehrenreich After Seeing a Bat Mitzvah Video He Made

Parents go wild for Primark’s new kids’ bedroom line, including cute duvet sets, cushions and storage solutions

IT'S becoming more well known for its Home section, with people travelling from far and wide to get their hands on cheap, cute items for their houses. And now Primark has proved that it's also one to be reckoned with in the kids' home section too. Primark has some ...

View more: Parents go wild for Primark’s new kids’ bedroom line, including cute duvet sets, cushions and storage solutions

Man arrested in deadly point-blank shooting in Queens

Man arrested in deadly point-blank shooting in Queens FAR ROCKAWAY, Queens (PIX11) — Police arrested a man on murder charges on Sunday, months after he allegedly fatally shot a man at close range in Queens. Jovan Springer, a 29-year-old Brooklyn resident, was charged with murder and criminal possession of ...

View more: Man arrested in deadly point-blank shooting in Queens

Richard Madeley slammed on Good Morning Britain after he’s forced to apologise twice over Sam Smith blunder

RICHARD Madeley apologised twice today on Good Morning Britain after misgendering pop star Sam Smith and a guest on the show. Sam was assigned male at birth but the 30-year-old singer announced they were non-binary in 2019 and asked people to use they/them pronouns when addressing him. Richard Madeley ...

View more: Richard Madeley slammed on Good Morning Britain after he’s forced to apologise twice over Sam Smith blunder

Robotaxis have a passenger problem that no one thought of

Robotaxis have a passenger problem that no one thought of An issue with self-driving cars has come t0 light that apparently no one previously considered: dozing passengers. Officials in San Francisco, where Alphabet’s Waymo company and GM-backed Cruise are currently operating robotaxi services as part of ongoing trials, highlighted ...

View more: Robotaxis have a passenger problem that no one thought of

All Good: WNBA Has Reported No Positive Coronavirus Tests

Seven players had tested positive for COVID-19 in the days leading up to arriving in Bradenton, but there have been none in the bubble since

View more: All Good: WNBA Has Reported No Positive Coronavirus Tests

Most Adani Shares Continue Bloodbath as Asia's Richest Man Loses $28 Billion in a Month

As Blinken visits, Palestinians say Israeli troops kill a man in the West Bank

Parliament to debate two separate motions on public housing affordability during Feb 6 sitting

Kate Ferdinand shows off growing baby bump after revealing she’s pregnant with second baby

The Masked Singer’s Joel Dommett signs up for new ‘high octane’ ITV game show

Coroner investigating after multiple people found dead inside an Upstate home

Actress Annie Wersching passes away from cancer at 45

Receptionist who thought she ‘might die’ at almost 18 stone aged 40 ‘gobsmacked’ after losing 42% of her body weight

Urban League holds vigil in memory of Tyre Nichols

Loose Women legend Kaye Adams gets her first tattoo to mark turning 60

World Bank: Myanmar economy to grow 3%, dragged by conflict

Hard-up households handed extra time to apply for £300 free cash direct to bank account – can you get it?

OTHER NEWS