A Good Samaritan died on New Year's Day while trying to save a man who fell onto the tracks of a Brooklyn subway following a gang assault, authorities said.

The incident took place on the B/D platform at the Fordham Road station at around 2:30 a.m. A group of six men approached the victim, a 38-year-old man, and threatened him with a knife before assaulting him, reported NBC New York.

The assault victim ended up on the tracks afterward. Police were not sure if he fell or if he was pushed.

It was then that the Good Samaritan, 36, jumped to rescue the man. However, he was "subsequently struck by the oncoming train, causing his death," CNN said in a report, citing police.

The oncoming train did not hit the assault victim who suffered a broken arm. He was treated at the hospital and later released, according to BCNN. As for the suspects, they left the station in unknown directions.

Police did not disclose the identity of the Good Samaritan. They haven't determined if he knew the assault victim.

Authorities shared surveillance photos from the scene in an effort to identify any witnesses. They have also released photos of the suspects asking for the public's help in identifying them. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the New York Police Department's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) as per Pix 11.

In June 2020, a man died while trying to save a child from being swept away by the current in Kings River in California. The Good Samaritan, a fisherman in his early 60s, jumped to the river when he saw the child in distress and was joined by the kid's family in his rescue attempt. When the firefighters arrived at the scene, they found at least five people struggling to make it to the shore. The responders said everyone who jumped into the river, including the child, was safe, except the fisherman whose body was found below the stream 45 minutes later. Authorities tried to revive the man, but their efforts were proved futile.

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