PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn—Four Brooklyn transit cops made a lifesaving grab Saturday morning when they rescued a troubled man intent on taking his own life on the subway tracks, police said.
The 25-year-old man called 911 and told the operator he was going to lie down on the tracks at the Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum station shortly after midnight, police said.
Sergeant Adam Bronko and Officer McGowan, assigned to Transit District 32, saw the man cross over the electrified third rails as he walked between the north and southbound track beds.
Bronko asked an MTA worker to shut off power tot he tracks as McGowan and Officers Pulzone and Hinton—assigned to the nearby 78 Precinct—entered the track area and rescued the man who police said was crying uncontrollably.
He was transported by EMS to Kings County Hospital in stable condition.