MTA Heroes: MTA worker spots, reports man with a gun

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- We are honoring an MTA hero whose sharp eyes and quick thinking may have saved lives.

Ivette Leonetti was cleaning the platform at the World Trade Center/Cortlandt Street Station last week when she spotted a man carrying a gun.

Ivette engaged the man in friendly conversation before moving to a safer location and calling police.

The man was arrested, and Ivette helped save herself and others from what could have been a violent situation.

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