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NYPD officer saves man who fell onto subway tracks seconds before train arrives

Moment NYPD officer saves man, 60, who fell onto subway tracks seconds before train arrives

  • NYPD shared footage of an officer bravely climbing down from a platform in a Bronx subway station on Wednesday morning to rescue fallen man 
  • The officer, identified as Ludin Lopez, hops onto the tracks to help a 60-year-old man from Queens who got dizzy and fell
  • A brave observer is seen jumping onto the tracks to help Lopez
  • They are able to carry him to safety just before an oncoming train can arrive
  • Lopez said the man, who was taken to a local hospital and is okay, was ‘completely out of it’ when he was pulled to safety


Harrowing video captured the moment an NYPD officer jumps onto subway tracks to help a fallen man just seconds before a train arrived.

The NYPD shared cellphone footage of the incident on Thursday. It shows an officer bravely climbing down from a platform in a Bronx subway station on Wednesday morning to rescue fallen man with the help of his partner and a brave citizen who jumped onto the tracks as well. 

‘When a sick strap hanger lost consciousness and fell on the subway tracks in the Bronx, @NYPDtransitbureau officers didn’t hesitate for a moment to put his safety ahead of their own,’ NYPD captioned the video. ‘We’re also grateful to the Good Samaritan who courageously helped.’

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The officer lands on the tracks and helps the fallen man

NYPD shared cellphone footage that shows an officer bravely climbing down from a platform in a Bronx subway station on Wednesday morning to rescue fallen man

The video starts with a man laying face first on subway tracks with worried onlookers yelling ‘hurry up’ to officers. 

An officer, identified by the New York Post as Transit District 12 officer Ludin Lopez, is seen hopping onto the tracks to help the man who was described as a 60-year-old from Queens who got dizzy and fell. 

A brave observer then jumps onto the tracks shortly after to help officer Lopez and they are able to carry him to safety just before an oncoming train can arrive. 

A brave observer is captured jumping onto the tracks to help officer Lopez and they are able to carry him to safety just before an oncoming train can arrive

A brave observer is captured jumping onto the tracks to help officer Lopez and they are able to carry him to safety just before an oncoming train can arrive

The entire station filled with worried observers breaks into applause once the man is carried to safety.  

‘We just did what we were there to do, which is to help and serve the public,’ Officer Lopez told the Post. ‘We were doing a station inspection. It was just right place right time.’

According to Lopez, the 60-year-old, who was taken to a local hospital and is okay, was ‘completely out of it’ when he was pulled to safety. 

Lopez said hearing the cheers from observers was a ‘good feeling’

‘It just made me feel like this is what I came here to do and I felt very fulfilled by that,’ he told the Post. 

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