Teen trying to break up fight thrown on subway tracks; escapes right before train comes in
It was close call for a man trying to help a woman in trouble at a subway station.
Thursday night, Jered Harvey was at the Fulton Street stop near Pace University.
He saw a man and a woman fighting and jumped in to stop it.
As the saying goes, no good deed goes unpunished and the 19-year-old was thrown onto the tracks by the man, identified as 29-year-old Rayfield Grant.
Grant tried to stop Harvey from climbing back onto the platform, as witnesses simply looked on.
“He was boxing me out. I moved right, he moved right. I moved left, he moved left,” the heroic teen told the Daily News.
Luckily, Harvey was able to escape the tracks before a train came into the station.
“All in all, I think I’m lucky there wasn’t a train coming in. It didn’t end as badly as it could have,” Harvey said to The News.
Grant, who has a long rap sheet that includes drug charges, was arrested and charged with second-degree attempted murder and first-degree attempted assault.