Subway Clerk Marty Goodman Cuts Power To Train To Prevent Man’s Suicide

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A quick thinking subway booth clerk saved a man from committing suicide by cutting power to the tracks before the train approached.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

Marty Goodman said he had hoped this would never happen while he was on duty. The subway clerk said that it was around 5:30 a.m. Friday when he saw a man jump onto the subway tracks at the 86th Street station at Central Park.

“I said ‘People will miss you if you do this.’ He said ‘Stay away from me’,” Goodman recounted.

At first, Goodman said he tried to talk to the man, but that’s when Goodman said he saw the train coming their way, so he quickly ran and cut the power to the approaching train.

“I heard the power go off with a boom,” he said.

Firefighters and police soon arrived to take the distraught man to a hospital. He was not hit.

“I would like to cheer the man up. It is some hard times,” said Goodman. “Bad things are happening to good people. Maybe he needs a job, that is a problem nowadays.”

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  1. bloomberg says:

    Please copy and repost.
    In September 2007, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of more than 80 female employees, who argue Bloomberg L.P. engaged in a pattern of discrimination against pregnant women who took maternity leave. Michael Bloomberg is responsible for the creation of the systemic, top-down culture of discrimination’ at the company.
    This is the same idiot mayor who says we can’t smoke in the parks.
    I guess shortchanging women is more socially acceptable than smoking.

  2. Allymeowcat says:

    let the moron jump. One less person that I gotta pay for.

  3. Ameila Airhart says:

    he is one damn good employee
    god bless him he did a wonderful thing
    http://ethicalfutures.wordpress.com

  4. Populate Mars says:

    This is why these women should be having 2 kids on Earth, then have the remaining 3 to 8 kids on the Moon and on Mars. Let’s see, if you’re 18 yrs old when you have the first 2 kids, you’ll be 36 y.o. when you’re ready to go to the Moon and have more kids there. It’s the best of BOTH worlds.

    1. CHEAP BOOZER says:

      @ populate moron..WOW THAT MUST HAVE BEEN SOME PARTY…JUST AWAKEN FROM A DRUNKEN STUPOR..? WHAT HAPPENED IT WAS ALTERNATE SIDE OF THE STREET CLEANING ??

  5. bugs says:

    Watch , by the end of the week this man will be fired for shutting the power off.

  6. Casey says:

    Bless Mr. Goodman for acting quickly! That was the mercy of God extended to the man who wanted to end it all.

  7. john smith says:

    usually when somebody really wants to commit suicide he will wait for the train to pull in before jumping.the fact that he jumped onto the tracks before the train arrived means that either

    1)he was so desperate to commit suicide that he didn,t even want to wait for the train to pull in or

    2)he had mental problems & didn,t realize that his life was in danger or

    3)maybe he was hoping that the train would be stopped before he gets hit which is what the real incident was.

    they usually wait until the train pulls in before jumping onto the tracks because then there is no time for the train to stop.

  8. g says:

    May God Bless You Marty Goodman. You did your good deed for the year,

  9. iggy says:

    du chammie

  10. Richie says:

    Thank god this guy was saved..We need to help our neighbors when there in trouble.

  11. TT says:

    Good work. The MTA needs more not less Station Agents. It’s not easy to find one when your in trouble. The city was safer when you knew ther was always someone down those stairs when you felt like someone was following you.

  12. Ken says:

    There are not many subway station booths that are still populated by humans these days. One can’t expect a clerk to save someone’s life if there’s no clerk on duty.

  13. iggy says:

    god bless him. just don’t think the TA is going to be happy he left the booth. he will be reprimanded. as sure as the fare goes up. that is the TA way.(i am a retired TA worker.)

  14. mark says:

    congratulations mr. obama, mr. boehner, and washington for driving this nation to the edge of suicide with your incompetence

    1. Dr. Steven says:

      Pretty stupid statement. Forgot your meds?

      1. Colleen Zoe Daily says:

        This, “Dr.” Steven, is an ignorant statement. Meds r 4 teh crazy, not teh stoopid.

  15. SF says:

    He should get a medal for his actions. But somehow I can see his bosses trying to fire him for causing a delay in service. This is how the city bosses think . . .

    1. BEN THERE DONE THAT says:

      @ SF…………NO THIS IS THE MICRO-MANAGING MENTALITY OF MTA BOSSES. TRUST ME I’M SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE. 10YRS ON THE JOB, PUTTING MY LIFE IN DANGER AND THE THANKS I GET WAS A OUT THE DOOR NOT ENOUGH MONEY TO KEEP YOU LETTER…THANK YOU…BUT NO THANK YOU..YOUR SENORITY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WHATS IN OUR KITTY. THEY CARE FOR NOTHING/NO-ONE OTHER THAN GENERATING THE REVENUE FOR THE 456 STATIONS.

    2. Scott says:

      Moron. A delay would occur either way !

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