A man survived a scary close encounter with the A train in Manhattan NYC that was captured in a disturbing video. The story first broke on the Gothamist, a local New York city website, they mentioned a tipster who sent them the they believed it was shot at the 175th Street station: “The man on the tracks in this video is seem completely intoxicated as his friend is pleading with him to get off the tracks.”
Initially, the NYPD and FDNY told us they had no recent recorded incidents or EMS transports at that location. However an spokesman from the MTA, Kevin Ortiz says the incident occurred this past winter, on December 28th, 2013, around 3:15 a.m. “The male originally refused medical aid but was forced to go to Columbia Presbyterian hospital as an emotionally disturbed person with EMS,” Ortiz explained.
As for how the tipster got the video in the first place, they told us the person who took the video initially posted it online before facing a backlash from commenters:
Everyone on the post was asking why did he just stand there filming and not help the guy. He said he was also drunk. In the video the guy’s friend asks him to go down and help but he refuses.