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NYPD cops scale barbed wire fence to save woman in Bronx

NEW YORK - Two New York City police officers scaled a 12-foot barbed wire fence and jumped onto live Metro-North Railroad tracks in the Bronx to save a woman who was about to be hit by a train.

Officers Ryan Gargan and Erika Malave were on patrol on Park Avenue and St. Pauls Place in Morrisania just after 7 p.m. Saturday when they saw the 60-year-old woman running toward an oncoming train, police said. At the same time, a caller phoned 911 to report a woman on the tracks in a possible attempted suicide, and officers Thomas Clark and Christopher Britton responded to that call.

Clark and Gargan climbed over the fence while Britton used his flashlight to signal to the train to slow down, police told CBS New York.

Clark and Gargan ran toward the woman, picked her up and carried her back to the fence. The four officers then formed a human chain and hoisted the woman over the fence.

She was transported to Lincoln Medical Center for observation, and Gargan was treated for a gash on his right hand.

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