NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In a life-and-death situation, New York City cops were there just in time to prevent a tragedy, and it was all captured on the officer’s body camera.
At Wednesday’s press briefing, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea played some terrifying body cam footage to recognize four cops from the 24th Precinct.READ MORE: To Mask Or Not To Mask Pits The Cautious Among Us Against Those Strongly In Favor Of Personal Choice
On Feb 18th, PO Choi, Morsi, Bodner, Gomez responded to a job of an emotional disturbed male attempting to jump out of window. Upon arrival, the male dove out. They grabbed his right ankle, maintained a firm grip, and worked together to safely bring him back. @NYPDPBMN @NYPDnews pic.twitter.com/S4wSlWV97F
— NYPD 24th Precinct (@NYPD24Pct) February 20, 2020
They were called to a West 86th Street apartment on Feb. 18. Hearing screams, they rushed in.
“He has a knife in hand, at which point, he dives head-first out the window, and with the excellent training that the department has offered us, Officer Choi quickly reacts, grabs the gentleman from his right ankle as his body is out the window,” Police Officer Nelson Gomez said. “At that point, Officer Bodner reaches over the window, contains the upper body of the individual as Morsi grabs his left leg and I come in as well.”READ MORE: Death Toll Climbs As Calls For An Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Go Unheeded
Last week, officers from the @NYPD24Pct responded to a call of a man who wanted to harm himself. When they arrived, he was holding a knife and then attempted to jump out of the 10th floor window. Miraculously, the officers were able to grab his ankles, and pulled him to safety. pic.twitter.com/Peo4hv3lyx
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) February 25, 2020
Once inside, they said they were able to calm the man, and he was taken to the hospital.
“They have seconds to make that determination to run towards somebody that’s armed with a knife trying to jump out of a window,” Shea said.
“Our adrenaline was pumping and once we got the gentleman back to safety, it was a relief that we can save another life out there,” Gomez said.MORE NEWS: NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force Investigating Attack On 40-Year-Old Asian Man In Hell's Kitchen
The cops add it was just another day working in the city they love.