Bystander Jumps Onto Subway Tracks To Help Man Who Fell

PHILADELPHIA (March 29, 2013)--Transit police in Philadelphia called a man a hero for jumping onto subway tracks to help another man who fell off the platform.

Christopher Knafelc, 32, was waiting Thursday afternoon for a train in north Philadelphia when he saw a man walk off the platform and fall onto the tracks.

He jumped onto the tracks to help the man, knowing that another train would be arriving in a few minutes.

He held the man's head and neck stable until firefighters arrived.

Train traffic was halted.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Police Chief Thomas J. Nestel III said Knafelc is a hero.

He said investigators don't know what caused the man to fall on the tracks.

The man was taken to a hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

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