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Passengers pull unconscious man from New York subway train on suspicion of drug abuse

Affected by factors such as mental illness and the immigration crisis, New York CitySubwayRecently there have been frequent accidents in the system, which not only resulted in back-to-back attacks on passengers, but also often caused delays in train operations. On the 29th, a passenger released a video on social media, showing a suspected unconscious passenger being dragged from the carriage to the platform by others to avoid delays in the subway earlier this month.

A few days ago, a man suspected of being a drug addict was pulled from a train by commuters to avoid delays in the metro. (Courtesy of William Parker)

According to this video, an intoxicated passenger was unconscious in the car, due to which the train could not resume operations after stopping at the Lexington Avenue/59th Street station in Manhattan. The passengers pulled him to the platform. Attracted many passersby to watch.

William Parker, who posted the video, recalled that the incident occurred on the 7th of this month. At that time, the person dragging the unconscious passenger hoped that he would not obstruct the train and “keep moving forward.” It can be seen in the video that before being dragged, a person wearing a green coat was sitting on the ground of the car with his hand on the seat. There, objects suspected to be lighters were scattered on one side.


A few days ago, a man suspected of being a drug addict was pulled from a train by commuters to avoid delays in the metro.  (William Pa...
A few days ago, a man suspected of being a drug addict was pulled from a train by commuters to avoid delays in the metro. (Courtesy of William Parker)

Parker wrote when posting the video that this is why “life sucks” in New York City, that after a busy day, citizens encounter such accidents while riding the subway, which causes the train to be suspended. The video shows that after the unidentified unconscious man was dragged onto the stage, a spectator checked his pulse and said, “He’s still alive.”

New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority)MTA) The spokesperson said the incident occurred and involved a person who was “under the influence of drugs”. Police said that when officers arrived at the scene at 6:11 pm that day, the unconscious man refused treatment and walked out of the station.

A day before the video was released, Mayor…adams(Eric Adams) announced the hiring of physicians to help expand the Metro Cooperative Response Team (SCOUT), which works with the MTA and the state to transport untreated mental illness patients to treatment and care in Metro. Works for. Adams said that with $20 million in funding from the state, the plan is to expand the response team to 10 teams, each of which will include a physician and two MTA police officers.

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