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.READ MORE: New York Relaxes Most COVID-19 Restrictions After Reaching 70% Vaccination Rate; Cuomo: 'A Momentous Day'
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.READ MORE: Fireworks Honor Essential Workers As New York Lifts Most COVID Restrictions
“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.MORE NEWS: COVID Restrictions Lifted: Yankee Stadium Returns To Full Capacity Friday
The officers say train conductors know to stop the train when they see a flashlight going from left to right.