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MBTA detective stops man from jumping on tracks

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BOSTON (WHDH) - An MBTA detective was in the right place at the right time Wednesday when he saved a man who was throwing himself on to the Red Line tracks at Park Street station.

"I just know I didn’t want to go in the pit so I committed to grabbing him and I committed myself to not going in the pit,” Det. Sean Conway said.

He said he noticed the man acting strange and something told Conway to get close enough to act.

"The way he grabbed his bottle and feverously started drinking and looking to the pit area. I knew this was an unusual circumstance, it happened quickly but there was a second there when I realized the possibility that he was going in the pit."

The man Conway saved could have been electrocuted by the high powered third rail in the pit or he could have been hit by the next train coming in a few minutes.

The T detective's bosses are understandably impressed.

“He was alert, he saw what was going to happen and he took appropriate action so we’re very proud of him,” MBTA Police Chief Paul MacMillan said.

Just don't try to call detective Conway a hero.

"I was just lucky to be there at the right place and the right time for the gentleman,” he said.

Conway said he has seen and done a lot while serving the MBTA police but this was the first time he physically stopped someone from going in to the pit.
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