The fight at the subway station Bay Ridge–95th Street yesterday, March 27, late in the evening almost ended fatal when the two men fell onto the tracks. One of them almost touched the contact wire through which the current passes.
Bay Ridge–95th Street
According to police, the incident occurred at about 23:30. After men fell on the roadway, one of them jumped up and ran down the protective coating that was over the deadly contact with the rail. The second man chased him.
Police officials said that pursuing the fleeing man hit on the head with a lock. When he fell over, his head was inches from the third rail.
Anthony Blackwell, the train conductor, who was at the station, awaiting the start of my shift, I witnessed a fight. He immediately rushed to the box alarm to turn off the power.
«As soon as I did an emergency shutdown, it fell on the third rail, — said Blackwell. — He could die if the power supply was not disabled.»
The TWU Local 100 President Tony Utano, called Blackwell «the hero of new York».
«This is a great example of how employees of the urban transport system to cope with emergency situations,» he said.
Witnesses tried to restrain the man who stabbed the victim but he managed to escape before the scene arrived the first rescuers.
The fight in the subway in new York. Source: TWU Local 100
According to the description of eyewitnesses, the assailant was a Hispanic growth about 176 cm with long black hair gathered in a ponytail.
29-year-old victim was taken to NYU Langone Brooklyn with a serious injury, as reported by the fire Department.