Fri. Jan 21st, 2022


Two teens were charged with murder in connection to the New Year’s Day death of a Good Samaritan who jumped onto Bronx subway tracks to save another man, cops said. 

The teen boys, 16 and 17, were arrested Wednesday in connection to the death of 36-year-old Roland Hueston, cops said Friday.

The younger teen was charged with murder, manslaughter, robbery, gang assault and assault, authorities said. 

The older teen was hit with the same charges, in addition to attempted murder and attempted manslaughter, cops said. 

The deadly incident unfolded around 2:40 a.m. on the B and D train platform of the Fordham Road subway station – where an intoxicated 38-year-old man was “causing a disturbance” and blowing a “New Year’s horn,” cops said. 

One of the suspects approached him and displayed a knife before a group of attackers began punching and kicking him, the NYPD said.

The initial assault victim, who survived the attack, shows his extensive injuries from the confrontation.
Gregory P. Mango

The victim tumbled onto the tracks as a train approached — and that’s when Hueston jumped onto the roadbed to try to rescue him. 

Hueston was struck and killed by the oncoming train, cops said. 

The man he was trying to save was not struck, but was treated and released from a local hospital for a fractured arm, cops said. 

The assault victim’s mother, Basilia Paulino, was left heartbroken over the good Samaritan’s death. 

The assault victim's mother, Basilia Paulino, weeps for the Good Samaritan who helped her son.
The assault victim’s mother, Basilia Paulino, weeps for the Good Samaritan who helped her son.
Gregory P. Mango

“I’m crying for that man. I don’t know what to say,” Paulino told The Post through tears on Monday. “He went to help my son and look what happened. He should be in God’s glory, that man.”

It was unclear Friday morning whether anyone else was being sought in connection to the incident.

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