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Good Samaritan Comes To Aid Of Distressed Woman Who Climbed Broadway-Lafayette Subway Station Beam

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A Good Samaritan's kindness was witnessed by subway passengers at a downtown station on Saturday afternoon, as he climbed the beams above the B/D/F/M platform to comfort a woman who apparently had suicidal thoughts.

The incident occurred around 3:30 p.m. Michal Klein told WCBS 2 that she spotted the pair on the beam and found out that "the girl had climbed over the railing, and went across the beam, and she said suicidal things." She added, "I don’t know what I would’ve done. I don’t think I would’ve climbed over to do that."

According to the Daily News, "Cops soon arrived and moved people away from the scene. At about 4:20 p.m., they escorted the distressed young woman from the station and brought her to an ambulance."

Klein said the Good Samaritan "actually cared enough, whoever he was, to help her. A lot of people seemed to be like, ‘Oh, it’s New York,’ and kept walking."

If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide: do not leave the person alone; remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt; and call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.

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