Officials say the wife of a suicidal man as well as a Good Samaritan stopped him from killing himself at a SEPTA station Wednesday morning.
The unidentified man was on the platform of the Race-Vine Station around 9:30 a.m. The man was texting his family members saying he planned on jumping in front of a train, officials said.
The man’s wife showed up at the station and tried to get her husband to stop. Surveillance video shows the woman struggling to hold her husband as he tries to walk towards the edge of the platform.
Officials say a Good Samaritan on the other side of the platform witnessed the commotion and pressed a call button to notify authorities. SEPTA officials then de-energized the rail line.
Breaking news and the stories that matter to your neighborhood.
The Good Samaritan then went to the other side of the platform and helped the man’s wife hold him down until authorities arrived. Surveillance video shows the two dragging the man away from the edge of the platform. Officials arrived at the scene and the man was taken to the hospital for an evaluation.
No one was hurt during the incident.
SUICIDE PREVENTION HELP: The National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-8255) is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.