FINANCIAL DISTRICT — A man shoved a teenager onto the tracks at the Fulton Street subway station Thursday night — and an off-duty firefighter intervened to restrain the assailant until help arrived, the MTA said.
Rayfield Grant, 29, got into a fight with a 19-year-old on the uptown 2 and 3 platform and then pushed the teen onto the track bed of the station, near William Street, about 11:43 p.m., MTA and NYPD spokeswomen said.
An off-duty firefighter who was in the station raced over and wrestled with Grant until cops came and took him into custody, the MTA said.
The FDNY couldn't confirm that an off-duty member was involved.
The 19-year-old, who had scratches on his neck, climbed from the track and refused medical attention at the scene, cops and fire officials said.
"He was upset," said Michael Kirwin, an FDNY captain who responded to the scene. "People on the tracks get killed."
Grant was expected to be charged with reckless endangerment and assault, police said.
Grant, who was homeless, was arrested in 2002 marijuana posession and in 2007 for selling drugs, cops said.
Last December, two people were killed in separate incidents when assailants shoved them into the path of oncoming trains.
In the first, Naeem Davis allegedly shoved Ki-Suck Han into the path of a Q train in Midtown's 49th Street station.
"I didn't mean to push him that hard," Davis told DNAinfo New York. "I just wanted him to get away from me."