TSA agent stops train, saves passenger

An off-duty Transportation Security Administration (TSA) worker rescued a passenger on the Chicago subway system who had fallen on the tracks.

The TSA employee, Chicago area-resident Eddie Palacios, was waiting for a train on the Chicago Transit Authority’s  Blue Line on Wednesday when he saw another passenger fall on the tracks as a train was approaching, according to ABC News.

Palacios, who works at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, jumped onto the tracks and waved his arms to alert the driver of the train to stop.


The incident was first reported by a reporter for Chicago website DNAinfo.com who was in the station at the time of the incident.

Palacios told the DNAinfo reporter, who recorded the incident, that he was just using his TSA training.

“I wasn’t even thinking about putting myself in danger because I work at TSA,” Palacios told the website. “They taught us a lot of things to do and how to act in situations, not to put ourselves in harm or put other people in harm.”

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