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.
"What they do exemplifies what New York City officers do on a daily basis, they help their communities and they genuinely love to create a bond between police and the public, in this case saving a life," said Capt. Gregory Mackie.@abc7ny reports on this @nypdtransit rescue pic.twitter.com/kPnjy7O9xG— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) August 20, 2021
The NYPD thanked the good Samaritan and praised the officer for his bravery.
“NYPD cops help New Yorkers at any cost!” the agency said.
NYPD cops help New Yorkers at any cost!— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) August 19, 2021
When a sick strap hanger lost consciousness and fell on the subway tracks in the Bronx, @NYPDTransit officers didn’t hesitate for a moment to put his safety ahead of their own. We’re also grateful to the Good Samaritan who bravely helped. pic.twitter.com/m0kmylDUJJ