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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.

 

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