New York: A quick-thinking Indian origin metro train driver saved an Asian man, who was shoved onto the tracks in an apparent hate crime, according to media reports.
The driver, Tobin Madathil, said that he had put the train on an emergency mode after he saw the man on the tracks, managing to stop the train less than 10 metres from the victim, and went on to help him, the New York Post reported on Tuesday.
He told the newspaper, “I’m glad I was able to stop on time and didn’t hit the guy, thank God!”
The Hill website called him “heroic.”
Police told the newspaper that they were investigating the attack on the Asian man as a possible hate crime.
The 36-year-old man was pushed from the platform in front of the train that Madathil was driving just as it was approaching the underground station on Monday.
Police described to the Post the alleged attacker they were searching for as a Black man and tweeted a picture of the suspect.
The victim was taken to a hospital with injuries to the head. (source: wionews.com)