updated 05/09/2014 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 05/09/2014 AT 3:30 PM ET
A Boston transit police officer is credited with saving the life of a suicidal man by grabbing his arm and pulling him to safety just as he was about to teeter from a subway station platform onto the tracks.
Detective Sean Conway says he saw the man, drinking from a bottle and yelling incoherently, at the platform’s edge at the Park Street Station at about 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Conway ran up one set of stairs and down another before snatching the man to safety and holding him down.