Published August 20, 2011
NEW YORK-- A New York City subway clerk thwarted a suicide attempt at his Manhattan station by cutting the power to the tracks as a train approached.
Marty Goodman tells The New York Daily News that he raced from his booth early Friday morning when a man jumped from the subway platform.
The 62-year-old agent said he tried to persuade the man to climb back up off the tracks, but had to act fast when he heard an announcement that a train was one station away.
Goodman found a power shutoff in the tunnel and threw the switch. Police and firefighters were on the scene shortly and took the distraught man to a hospital.