- A 45-year-old suicidal man jumped in front of the southbound 4 train with his 5-year-old daughter in his arms
- The father was killed but somehow the young girl only received minor injuries and is expected to be okay
- Video on social media shows the young girl being pulled out from underneath the subway by two good Samaritans
Video captured and posted to social media shows the moment a little girl was pulled out from under a subway at a Bronx subway station after her suicidal father jumped on the tracks.
Police say the 45-year-old man grabbed his 5-year-old daughter before jumping in front of the southbound 4 train. Her father was killed but amazingly the young girl only sustained minor injuries. The young girl is expected to physically be okay.
In a video being shared on social media, the girl is seen crawling out from under the subway as two men are seen coming to her rescue. A crowd watches in shock, still trying to digest what exactly they just witnessed.
Witnesses said the train slowed down but was not able to come to a complete stop in time. There were no warnings of what the unsuspecting travelers were about to witness.
A tweet from the New York City Emergency Management Department confirmed the man’s death and informed travelers the 4 train had suspended 4 train service in both directions between Burnside and Woodlawn Avenues.
.@NYCTSubway Due to a person struck by a train, 4 train service is suspended in both directions between Burnside Avenue and Woodlawn Avenue. https://t.co/ENIxXVnNZ4. Multilingual & ASL Link: https://t.co/WDXBcKR1x4.— NYCEM – Notify NYC (@NotifyNYC) September 23, 2019
This is a tragedy and our thoughts are with the family members as well as with our train operator — this is a traumatic event for everyone involved.Metropolitan Transportation Authority Via CBS