NEW YORK (AP) – An actor in an off-Broadway play is being credited with rescuing a man who fell onto the tracks in front of an approaching subway train in New York City.

The fallen man hit his head when he landed on the tracks Monday at Penn Station in Manhattan.

The New York Times says actor Chad Lindsey leaped onto the tracks, tried to wake the man and yelled for help.

Then he hoisted the man onto the station platform and vanished in the crowd.

Lindsey tells the newspaper that he could see the lights of the train approaching the station.

The 33-year-old actor appears in a show called “Kaspar Hauser” in a role that requires him to repeatedly lift a character who cannot walk.

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