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Man on tracks rescued moments before train comes in

Man On Tracks Rescued Moments Before Train Comes In

A 22-year-old man is amazingly still alive after a close encounter with a Red Line train in Washington, DC. The incident unfolded at about 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday.



Metro Transit Police were dispatched to the station after reports came in about a man who was intimidating riders. When officers arrived on scene and approached the suspect, he quickly jumped off the platform and said he wanted to die.

Right away, platform warning lights started blinking, which indicated a train was coming. A witness waved his arms to attract the attention of the train operator, while the cops scrambled, presumably to get help.

The operator swiftly activated the emergency braking system.

He was yanked out of the way just in time -- because it appears as though the train was only inches away from his body.

Fortunately he was uninjured, but he was taken to a local hospital to undergo a mental health examination.

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jeffnevar August 29 2014 at 1:29 PM

How come the story doesn't read: White police officers save criminal black dumbass? You know like the Zillion stories from Furgusen that read "white police officer kills UNARMED BLACK YOUTH"??????????

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onionson jeffnevar August 29 2014 at 2:25 PM

1. Because it looked like one of the officers is Black
2. Because they don't write headlines for idiots like you.
3. Because there are 0 stories about a place called Furgusen.

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jeffnevar onionson August 29 2014 at 4:59 PM

BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH.

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xanadutu onionson August 29 2014 at 8:39 PM

And there are ZERO stories about you, Jack A$$!!!

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Daddy O jeffnevar August 29 2014 at 2:40 PM

The cops scrambled presumably to get help

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frankiegallo33 August 29 2014 at 6:10 AM

Yeah...But it's been written over & over, The Cops are good for nothing.
The next time you're being robbed call Rev. Rat Sharpton.

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charles frankiegallo33 August 29 2014 at 6:33 PM

YES

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blanketyblankblank August 29 2014 at 12:44 PM

one more problem the police should have let take care of itself. Five years from now he will probably kill somebody

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sssprayfoam August 29 2014 at 1:47 PM

The video would be better if the train hit the dummy

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tonden123 August 29 2014 at 11:16 PM

take a taxi next time

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sammorreale6 August 29 2014 at 5:42 PM

Let him die!

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dpalone39 sammorreale6 August 30 2014 at 12:18 AM

One less jig drawing welfare, had they let him die.

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accordmee sammorreale6 August 30 2014 at 2:27 AM

dpalone, please do something constructive with the rest of your life like rid the world of one problem, kill yourself!

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Franco August 30 2014 at 1:32 AM

Intimidating riders in a pulic place became an art long ago with the usual scumbags.

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Randy1953 August 29 2014 at 12:47 PM

If that was in Ferguson he would have been shot 20 times as threatening to the train .

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whstokey August 29 2014 at 2:13 PM

Life is about choices and it's always good to see a positive outcome. Give the credit to the police because the person that was saved put a tragic outcome into motion and was saved from himself. When we test fate it's probable we won't like the outcomes.

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Vimala Nowlis August 29 2014 at 12:42 PM

Some people really are too stupid to live.
He wants to die? Let him. No loss to the world. Why should taxpayers pay for his "rescue" and his "treatment"?

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