Man Jumps onto SEPTA Tracks to Save Another Guy’s Life

At 12:40 p.m. yesterday at the Cecil B. Moore station on the Broad Street line, a man walked off the subway platform (deliberately or not, it isn’t clear), falling onto the tracks. As a crowd of onlookers began to mill about and peer concernedly down at him, 32-year-old Christopher Knaflec sprang up, jumped down, and instructed a SEPTA cashier to stop a southbound train. Knaflec’s own story, Daily News reports, is remarkable in its own right: the Good Samaritan has long struggled with drug addiction, and is now in Philly trying to clean up and resume his studies at Temple. Video footage below.
[Daily News]