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NYPD Officers Rescue Man Who Fell Onto Subway Tracks In Manhattan

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Two police officers are speaking out after rescuing a man from the subway tracks in Manhattan.

It happened Sunday at the 14th Street station in Chelsea.

Police say a 31-year-old man had a medical episode and fell on the tracks as a train was approaching.

Two NYPD transit officers jumped into action.

"The train was coming to the station, and myself, I put up my flashlight and signaled the train to stop," NYPD Officer Garry Lamour said.

"He was out of it. He wasn't really all there. He didn't offer any resistance. I think he knew why I was there, to, you know, obviously, help him. I was able to guide him ... from the track bed to the platform," NYPD officer Chris Cerny said.

The victim was taken to a local hospital. His current condition is unknown.

The officers say train conductors know to stop the train when they see a flashlight going from left to right.


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