By CBSNewYork Team

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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Video shows Officer Ronald Kennedy rushing to help a man who had just been stabbed.

The officer asks someone to get a bag of potato chips and tape, then uses that to stop the bleeding.

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Doctors told police that the officer’s actions are why the victim is alive.

CBSNewYork Team