NEW YORK — Dramatic video showed witnesses pulling a young girl to safety after her father allegedly jumped in front of a New York City subway train with the child in his arms Monday, Sept. 23.
Police said the man jumped in front of an oncoming Manhattan-bound No. 4 train at the Kingsbridge Road station in the Bronx while holding his 5-year-old daughter.
Video taken from the opposing platform showed two men lifting the girl, dressed in a bright blue vest and still wearing her pink backpack, out from under the train.
A crowd of commuters standing on the platform, some covering their mouths, rushed to help the little girl.
“The only thing she was saying was ‘Papa. My papa,’” 32-year-old Antonio Love, one of the men who jumped down to the tracks, told the New York Times.