In this file photo, New York police officer Frank Gotay...

In this file photo, New York police officer Frank Gotay listens to a message on his radio as his partner Yolanda Cortes waits for a subway car's doors to open. (July 8, 2005) Credit: AP

A New York City subway clerk thwarted a suicide attempt at his Manhattan station by cutting the power to the tracks as a train approached.

Marty Goodman tells The New York Daily News that he raced from his booth early Friday morning when a man jumped from the subway platform.

The 62-year-old agent said he tried to persuade the man to climb back up off the tracks, but had to act fast when he heard an announcement that a train was one station away.

Goodman found a power shutoff in the tunnel and threw the switch. Police and firefighters were on the scene shortly, and transported the distraught man to a hospital.

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