Watch: With seconds to spare, NYPD cop pulls man from subway tracks

“The train is now approaching the station,” the loudspeaker says. Moments later, the subway platform is in chaos


By Suzie Ziegler 

NEW YORK — Three people, including an NYPD officer, are standing on the subway tracks when the cool voice of a loudspeaker says, “The train is now approaching the station.”  

The subway platform is in chaos.  

“Hurry up!” a bystander says. 

“Up, up, up!” someone else shouts. 

You can practically hear the seconds ticking away. 

On Thursday, the NYPD shared cellphone video of the dramatic rescue, which quickly racked up thousands of likes. 

“When a sick strap hanger lost consciousness and fell on the subway tracks in the Bronx, NYPD transit officers didn’t hesitate for a moment to put his safety ahead of their own,” the agency wrote on Twitter. 

In the video, a man is seen lying across the tracks and appears disoriented. An officer, later identified by ABC 7 as Ludin Lopez, jumps down to help. With the help of a good Samaritan, Lopez pushes the ill man up onto the platform. 

The train is just rounding the corner as Lopez and the good Samaritan are pulled to safety. 

The whole station breaks out into applause.

The NYPD thanked the good Samaritan and praised the officer for his bravery. 

“NYPD cops help New Yorkers at any cost!” the agency said.

 

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