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Video: Man Rescued From Metro Tracks, Says He Was Thrown Over
A man was rescued from the Metro train tracks at the Westlake/Macarthur stop over the weekend.
A video capturing his rescue begins after the man is already on the tracks. How he got there isn't clear. The person who posted the video to YouTube alleges that one, possibly two suspects were involved in pushing him on the tracks.
Sgt. Eric Jaime of the sheriff's Transit Services Bureau told the LA Weekly that they were investigating the case but wouldn't comment on whether it was being treated as attempted murder: "It's an active investigation. I can't comment on it any further than that."
Bystanders stood in the doorway of the Metro to prevent the train from leaving the station. A man can be seen taking off his jacket and backpack, jumping down on the tracks and helping the victim up. The victim loses his pants as he is lifted up onto the platform. He seems to be pretty out of it and his face is bloodied. It's hard to make out what he saying, but he says, "They threw me over."
Here's the slightly NSFW video (when the victim loses his pants):