QUEENS — A Rego Park man who called police this past weekend to complain about his noisy neighbor suffered a heart attack shortly after, but was saved by responding officers, police said.
The 53-year-old victim called the police on Saturday around 2:30 p.m. and went downstairs to wait for the officers in front of his building on Austin Street, near 63rd Drive, the NYPD said.
While waiting, he started to experience chest pain and then collapsed, police said.
When officers Brian Sullivan and Nicolle Leonard of the 112th Precinct arrived, they found the man unconscious, police said.
Sullivan immediately began to apply chest compressions while Leonard called medics and additional officers to the scene, police noted.
When Sgt. Ye Yuan and Police Officer John Laird arrived, Laird helped with the chest compressions, while Leonard used a defibrillator until he regained consciousness, police said.
The victim was taken to North Shore Forest Hills Hospital where he was listed in stable condition, police added.