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NYPD officers, bystander save man on subway tracks

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: MUST CREDIT 'NYPD'++PART MUTE++++GRAPHICS AT SOURCE++NYPD - MUST CREDIT 'NYPD'New York - 24 November 20221. Police bodycam of an officer running into a subway station and jumping onto train tracks, rescuing a fallen man from the track with a bystander just before an incoming train comes ++FACES BLURRED AT SOURCE++ANNOTATION: Two NYPD police officers and a bystander raced to save a man who fell on the tracks at a Manhattan subway station.They ran up and down stairs, through an emergency exit and onto the tracks, to aid a bystander already trying to help.The rescue was all caught on an officer's body camera.Bystanders then helped the officers climb back to the platform, just before a 6 train pulled into the station.The man, whom police said fell by accident, was taken to a hospital with injuries to his hand and back.STORYLINE:Two New York City police officers and a bystander raced to save a man who fell on the tracks at a Manhattan subway station, plucking him out of the way of an oncoming train in a daring rescue captured by an officer’s body camera.The incident happened around 4 p.m. Thursday at the 116th Street station in East Harlem. The man, whom police said fell by accident, was taken to a hospital with injuries to his hand and back.Officers Brunel Victor and Taufique Bokth were on patrol at the station when they saw a commotion and heard a scream from the opposite side of the station, police said.They ran up and down stairs, through an emergency exit and onto the tracks, pulling the man to safety with the assistance of a bystander who was already trying to help, police said.Bystanders then helped the officers climb back to the platform, just before a 6 train pulled into the station.Officers Victor and Bokth were assigned to the subway station as part of Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams’ efforts to beef up security in the system.Janno Lieber, the chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority which runs the subway system, said having extra officers posted to trains and stations “not only helps riders feel safer, but in this case enabled brave officers and a good Samaritan - in the finest tradition of New Yorkers helping each other - to save a life.”===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.
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