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Boston transit officer snatches man from danger

Mass. Police Officer Stops Man From Jumping Onto Subway Tracks

BOSTON (AP) - A Boston transit police officer is credited with saving the life of a suicidal man by grabbing his arm and pulling him to safety just as he was about to teeter from a subway station platform onto the tracks.

Detective Sean Conway says he saw the man, drinking from a bottle and yelling incoherently, at the platform's edge at the Park Street Station at about 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Conway ran up one set of stairs and down another before snatching the man to safety and holding him down.

The next train was several minutes from the station, but the bigger danger was the 600-volt third rail.

Conway tells The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/1uJlnVG ) the man thanked him before being taken to the hospital. His name was not released.

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bag370 May 09 2014 at 3:20 PM

Boston strong, I believe you guys.

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munchenag May 09 2014 at 11:54 PM

Americans have this bad, embarrassing habit of turning any ordinary incident into national heroism. You yanks should start retrofitting those stations with PSDs in view of your suicidal tendencies, public drunkenness and dumbness. This would prevent events like this one and we would not have to be insulted reading this tabloid crap.

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keithj77441 munchenag May 10 2014 at 12:26 AM

Because if it were in London, he would have not been able to stand, due to his obsessive drunkenness or stupidity, as most of you are one or both.

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DoubledgeD munchenag May 10 2014 at 12:34 AM

I agree with the overblown nonsense going too far. But come on, you're really going to try to call out Americans for public intoxication when you guys can't even gather to watch a handful of people kick a SOCCER ball up and down a field without getting into an all-out brawl? And it may surprise you, but most of them are drunk too.

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Diane Stearns May 09 2014 at 8:31 PM

Detective Conway more than likely saved the man's life. How in the world can people post so many mean and ignorant comments? I rode the subway in Chicago for twenty-some years and I was always concerned someone would bump into me and push me onto the tracks. The Detective Conways of this world are to be appreciated and lauded for their courage and determination to do the right thing !!!

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George Cullins May 09 2014 at 8:17 PM

the cop may have had a friend helping him get promotived.

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George Cullins George Cullins May 09 2014 at 8:20 PM

i did not send this mail

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megthelion George Cullins May 09 2014 at 8:47 PM

Good, it was nasty! Glad it wasn;t you!

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rainmanskeeper George Cullins May 10 2014 at 12:30 AM

Who sent it?

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rainmanskeeper May 09 2014 at 11:54 PM

There is still hope hope for mankind. Thank you, officer, for your courageousness.

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alspoolhall May 09 2014 at 7:00 PM

Thank goodness there are some people out there paying attention and doing their job and just being a real PERSON and not a dang boob like so many are. THANK YOU Detective Sean Conway, THANK YOU. I hope you got a good feeling about yourself for grabbing that man back to safety, because you dang well should!

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sindfetish May 09 2014 at 11:59 PM

THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY of cops ARE GOOD !.Let's give them more credit. AND teach respect (not fear or anger) for them at an early age...especially in certain communities.

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rainmanskeeper sindfetish May 10 2014 at 12:29 AM

I agree wholeheartedly.

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EUGENE sindfetish May 10 2014 at 4:25 PM

i'm sure your good at your job .it's their job! in this case it was the person not the cop that saved that man ! a quick thinking good hearted man ! that you have to be born with .

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SOUTHPORT INV. May 09 2014 at 6:26 PM

Good job detective!!

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pintorloco May 09 2014 at 6:21 PM

Good going for all in Boston, particularly for the clear thinking of the cop, one only wish that everyone would have that clear mind, not like fools thinking out of their little hole (see, Al and Jesse).

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DoubledgeD May 10 2014 at 12:31 AM

Holy crap! Anyone else tired of hearing about this? You know what the easiest thing in the world is? Avoid getting hit by a train. Maybe if you can't manage to NOT get hit by a train, it's best if you DO get hit by the train.

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gramargo DoubledgeD May 10 2014 at 1:25 AM

What a weird attitude you have! Maybe you're the one who ought to get hit by something or other.

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Kongo2Kuba DoubledgeD May 10 2014 at 7:44 AM

No doubleedge many of us want to hear this duh! We like great storioes STHU and read a book

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