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NYC subway clerk cuts power to prevent suicide
NYC subway clerk cuts power to tracks to prevent suicide attempt in Manhattan station
By The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) ' 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.


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