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.