New York City police released bodycam video showing officers racing across a subway platform to rescue a man who fell onto the tracks early Saturday.
The incident happened just after 12:30 a.m. inside the 18th Street and Church Avenue subway station in Brooklyn, police said.
Officers were on routine patrol when bystanders alerted them to a man who had fallen onto the tracks of the northbound B/Q line.
Police bodycam footage shows the officers sprinting down the platform until they reached the 34-year-old man who was lying on the tracks closer to the 17th Street corridor.
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Officers jumped to the track area and pulled the man to safety before a train could enter the station, police said.
NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell praised the officers for their quick and heroic actions.
“Last night, when a straphanger accidentally fell onto the tracks in a Brooklyn train station – Officers who were close by sprinted to his aid & pulled him to safety,” Sewell tweeted along with video of the rescue. “Proud of these officers for their quick actions — helping a fellow NYer in need.”
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Police said the man was intoxicated.
He was transported to Maimonides Medical Center for treatment and evaluation. No further details on the man’s condition were immediately released.
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