Man Climbs Out on Subway Beam to Save Suicidal Woman


A good Samaritan climbed across a girder to talk a suicidal straphanger out of jumping at an East Village subway station Saturday.

The man followed the troubled young woman about 10 feet out onto the beam about 20 feet above the platform and sat with her, trying to calm her down at the Broadway-Lafayette subway station at about 3:30 p.m.

“The only thing I overheard was the young girl saying nobody cares about her,” said Michal Klein, of Hoboken, N.J., who had just come off of a downtown D train and was headed to a burger joint.

Other subway riders crowded around and watched the drama unfold as the man gently talked to her.

“It was just like a random person who went over to keep her calm,” Klein said.

Cops soon arrived and moved people away from the scene. At about 4:20 p.m., they escorted the distressed young woman from the station and brought her to an ambulance.

“I just hope that she gets help,” Klein said.

REAL HEROES EXIST!!! Sure we've got "The Defenders" and "The Avengers" and " Batman, but they can't leave the TV screen. That's why I love when I see these stories. REAL. LIFE. SUPERHERO. This guy saw a woman climb a beam near the subway and decided he would risk his life to save hers. I mean you don't know what's going to happen with that person once you get up there so yeah, hero. 

I always love these good stories especially in time of such turmoil. With everything going down in Houston and in DC it's great to see people helping each other!

Ethan Cole

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