THE BRONX (PIX11) - The quick actions of four Bronx police officers saved the life of a 60-year-old woman Saturday.
Officers Ryan Gargan and Erika Malave spotted a distraught woman running toward an oncoming Metro North train around 7 p.m. in the Morrisania section of the Bronx. Simultaneously, a 9-1-1 call was placed reporting a woman trying to commit suicide in the same area, near Park Avenue and St. Pauls Place.
42nd Precinct officers Thomas Clark and Christopher Britton responded to the scene, but a 12-foot barbed wire fence blocked their path. Clark and Gargan scaled the fence while Britton used his flashlight to signal the conductor, according to police.
Clark and Gargan navigated six different sets of live tracks and got to her in time, bringing the woman safely back to the fence where they managed to pass her up and over the barbed wire fence and another retaining wall.
She was taken to Lincoln Hospital for observation, as was officer Gargan, who suffered a small cut while clearing the fence.