The TSA is calling him a "humble hero."
On Wednesday morning, an off-duty Transportation Security Administration (TSA) worker jumped onto the tracks at Chicago's Avenue Blue Line subway station and saved a woman's life.
Shortly after 11 a.m., Eddie Palacois, 50, was on his way to work as a security checkpoint worker at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport when he heard people on the subway platform screaming that a woman had fallen onto the tracks below.
"I heard somebody yell, 'She fell, she fell! You gotta get out of the way! The train is coming!' So I turned around to see what they were talking about," Palacios told DNAinfo.
"I looked over and saw a lady just yelling," he said. "When I looked over, I actually thought it was a child who had fallen. They actually staggered three times trying to get up and get out of the way."
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