Courtesy MBTA
Associated Press
May 09, 2014 03:30 PM

A Boston transit police officer is credited with saving the life of a suicidal man by grabbing his arm and pulling him to safety just as he was about to teeter from a subway station platform onto the tracks.

Detective Sean Conway says he saw the man, drinking from a bottle and yelling incoherently, at the platform’s edge at the Park Street Station at about 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Conway ran up one set of stairs and down another before snatching the man to safety and holding him down.

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The next train was several minutes from the station, but the bigger danger was the 600-volt third rail.

Conway tells The Boston Globe the man thanked him before being taken to the hospital. His name was not released.

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