MANHATTAN — A trio of police officers helped save a man who fell onto the tracks at the Times Square subway station Wednesday by signaling an oncoming train's driver with a flashlight and then scooping the man off the rails, the NYPD said.
Lt. William Moore and Officers Richard Aponte and Anthony Tufano were checking bags at the West 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue station about 7 p.m. when they heard a woman shouting about a man who had fallen onto the tracks, according to police.
With a train arriving into the station, the three officers navigated through the crowd and toward the platform, where Aponte used his flashlight to send a “stop” signal to the train’s driver while his colleagues worked to rescue the man, police said.
As Tufano held onto Moore’s jacket while he leaned over the tracks and was able to pull the man off the rails and onto the platform.
The man, who was conscious at the time, told the officers he "had no idea what had happened," the NYPD said.
He chose not to receive medical attention.