- A man in the United States saved a lot of lives that would have been lost to train derailment
- Rikien Wilder removed the debris from a train track that was intended to cause an accident
- Apart from removing the debris, Wilder also chased and captured the suspect who performed the same act on another track and eventually caused a derailment
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A man in the United States identified as Rikien Wilder has been rewarded with one year free subway rides after capturing a train derailment suspect in New York.
The disclosure was made on Wednesday, September 23, by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), CNN reports.
Briefly.co.za gathers that the interim president of New York City Transit, Sarah Feinberg, said capturing the suspect would save lives because such crime would not be repeated elsewhere.
According to Feinberg, the best way to thank Wilder for his heroism is a year of free unlimited subway rides.
MTA press release indicated that Wilder saw the suspect putting a debris on a track to cause a derailment and he immediately jumped onto the track to remove it before the arrival of the train.
The train arrived safely but the suspect succeeded in causing a derailment for another train as he performed the same act when Wilder went to notify MTA personnel over the first incident.
No passenger sustained injury and everyone of them disembarked safely.
As the suspect attempted to flee the scene, Wilder chased and captured him. He handed him over to the authorities when they arrived.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that operatives of the Nigeria Police Cybercrime Unit, INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB), Abuja, arrested three (3) suspects.
The suspects are Samson Inegbenesun, Blessed Junior and Muhammed Zakari, all male and in their 30s.
According to a statement by the police spokesman, DCP Frank Mba on Sunday, July 12, the suspects were arrested for cyber-related offences including advance fee fraud, money laundering and romance scam.
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