NYPD officers rescue man who stumbled onto subway tracks in Washington Heights

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Thursday, February 22, 2024
NYPD officers save man who stumbled onto subway tracks
NYPD officers rescue man who fell onto subway tracks.

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, New York (WABC) -- Two officers saved a man who stumbled on to the subway tracks in Manhattan on Sunday, the NYPD says.

The officers spotted the man on the tracks at the 181st Street station in Washington Heights just after 7:20 a.m.

The man was believed to be intoxicated or on drugs when he fell and hit his head on the tracks, according to police.

One officer jumped onto the track bed while the other pulled the man up. They also instructed a bystander to wave to any oncoming trains entering the station to stop.

The man was rescued and taken to Harlem Hospital for an evaluation.

Both officers are OK.

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Phil Taitt reports.


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