April 11, 2021 23:26

Naked subway shover electrocuted by third rail after attacking rider

Wes Parnell and Bill Sanderson

New York Daily News

A naked, emotionally wrought man was electrocuted on a subway third rail in Harlem on Saturday after he shoved a man to the tracks and jumped down himself to prevent the man from being rescued.

The man shoved to the tracks and a good Samaritan who tried to rescue him were saved.

Around 4 p.m. the man — completely unclothed — randomly shoved a man to the tracks at Central Park North/110th St. as a train approached the station, video taken by a bystander shows.

When another straphanger jumped down to save the shoving victim, the naked man jumped down to the tracks after him.

The naked man scuffled with the rescuer and ended up touching the third rail, which carries 625 volts of electricity — more than enough to kill anyone.

He was nearly instantly killed, said witnesses.

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