Pictured: Dramatic moment Colombian police officer



Dramatic CCTV footage has emerged of a police officer saving the life of a man just before he would have almost certainly been killed by an oncoming train.

A camera captured the moment in Medellin, Colombia, when a man dressed in a white shirt and dark trousers walked towards the edge of a Metro platform, with almost a dozen people watching.

The police officer, who has since reportedly been named as Gustavo Chaparro, grabbed the man just before he stepped off the platform and pulled him onto the ground, before leading him away.

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Last-minute intervention: A CCTV camera captured the extraordinary moment in Medellin, Colombia, when a man walked towards the edge of a Metro platform, with almost a dozen people watching









Hero: The police officer, who has since reportedly been named as Gustavo Chaparro, grabbed the man just before he stepped off the platform and pulled him onto the ground, before leading him away


‘Thanks to all those who want to show their appreciation, but it is my job to protect and serve the community,’ Mr Chaparro said, according to the U.S. website Gawker. ‘And I will continue to do so.’




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The incident is said to have happened at Hospital Station in Medellin - located next to the complex of Hospital Universitario San Vicente de Paúl, around 275 miles north-west of the capital Bogotá.


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