An NYPD officer channeled his interior “MacGyver” when he used an empty potato chip bag and a few duct tape to avoid wasting a younger man who was stabbed within the chest in Harlem.
Officer Ronald Kennedy was one in every of a number of cops from the 28th Precinct who arrived at 290 Lenox Ave. on July 7 to discover a bleeding younger man saying, “They caught me in my lung.”
Kennedy, in keeping with dramatic and graphic footage from his physique cam posted on Twitter, took cost instantly, directing a younger male bystander to get him life-saving provides.
“Go get me a bag of potato chips, proper now!” Harrison barks on the video. He then sends the identical good Samaritan to get duct tape a minute later.
Harrison then requested among the folks across the sufferer to assist place him on his again on the bottom.
“Two folks, over right here, proper now!” Harrison commanded. “Lay him down! Assist me lay him down!”
Harrison then went to work on what appeared like impromptu road surgical procedure, utilizing a knife to affix the chip bag and tape right into a makeshift tourniquet on the sufferer’s chest. The sufferer’s white shirt, smeared with blood, was eliminated within the course of.
“We acquired you, we acquired you, don’t contact!” Kennedy instructed the sufferer. “Stick with me, stick with me!”
He additionally instructed the sufferer to “maintain respiratory, bro!” as paramedics got here with a stretcher to carry him to the hospital.
“This is only one instance of the heroic work that your NYPD officers do day-after-day,” tweeted Chief Rodney Harrison.
Police officers mentioned the sufferer survived, however had no additional particulars on the incident.