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NYPD officers scale fence, race onto live tracks to save woman from oncoming train


NEW YORK — Two New York City police officers scaled a 12-foot barbed wire fence and jumped onto live Metro North tracks to save a woman who was about to be hit by a train.

Police say Officers Ryan Gargan and Erika Malave were on patrol Saturday evening when they saw the 60-year-old woman running toward an oncoming train in the Bronx. At the same time, a caller phoned 911 to report a woman on the tracks in a possible attempted suicide. The officers scaled the fence while a third officer, Christopher Britton, used his flashlight to signal to the train to slow down.

The officers formed a chain and hoisted the woman over the fence. She was hospitalized for observation and Officer Gargan was treated for a gash on his right hand.

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