New York authorities are hunting for nine teens after arresting two over the tragic passing of a Good Samaritan at a Bronx subway station on New Year’s Day.
Police said that the two male juveniles, aged 16 and 17, turned themselves in to Bronx police precincts on Wednesday and had been charged with murder, manslaughter, and assault.
They and nine others, including three girls, were celebrating the New Year at around 2:45 a.m. when they crossed paths with a drunken man blowing on a noisemaker.
The youngsters grew frustrated with the noise and attacked the man so brutally that they broke his arm. The victim ended up on tracks as a D train approached.
Roland Hueston, who happened to be around, spotted the drunken man on tracks and leaned over the platform’s edge to alert the motorman but was sadly struck and killed.
“He died the way he lived,” Hueston’s grieving mom said. “Helping people; there is no greater love than this, that a man lay down his life for his fellow man.”
“That’s the way he lived and that’s the way he died.”