NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A quick-thinking NYPD officer helped save a man’s life in an unlikely way.
It happened on July 7 on Lenox Avenue near 125th Street in Harlem.
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Above & beyond!
Watch as @NYPD28Pct cops keep a stabbing victim alive using an empty potato chips bag & tape.
— Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) July 17, 2021
Video shows Officer Ronald Kennedy rushing to help a man who had just been stabbed.READ MORE: NYPD Officer Wilbert Mora Remains Hospitalized After Harlem Shooting; Sources Say Suspect Had Multiple Guns Hidden Under Mattress
The officer asks someone to get a bag of potato chips and tape, then uses that to stop the bleeding.MORE NEWS: Police: Woman Attacked By Would-Be Rapist Inside Queens Elevator
Doctors told police that the officer’s actions are why the victim is alive.