President Donald Trump’s second son reportedly rushed to aid a woman who had passed out near a train station in New York City, dodging rush-hour traffic to flag down an ambulance.
Eric Trump and his security detail stopped to help the unidentified woman near the F train station near 57th Street and Sixth Avenue on June 27, according to a report from the Washington Examiner.
An anonymous tipster told the Examiner that Trump saw a passing ambulance and ran to stop it.
“I watched as Eric looked up, spotted an ambulance slowly passing by on Sixth, ran into traffic—almost getting hit by a bicyclist—and shouted at the ambulance to get its attention,” the source was quoted as saying. The person has no ties with Eric Trump or his family.
“Not sure if the ambulance had been called for or if Eric managed to hail one out of the blue, but in any case his sense of urgency was clear, and he succeeded in getting the paramedics to stop and tend to the woman,” the source said.
The witness said that Trump’s good samaritan role was unnoticed on the busy New York street. “I don’t know if anyone really noticed all of this going on, there wasn’t a crowd of people watching,” the source commented.
Trump confirmed that the rescue took place, but he instead gave credit to the medical team for helping the woman. He also made no mention of the rescue on his Twitter account.
“I’m glad we were able to play a small role in getting help for the woman on 58th Street,” he told the Examiner. “We just happened to be in the right place at the right time. I’m especially grateful to the EMTs who took over. It was certainly my first time hailing an ambulance in New York City.”
After the medical team took over, Trump and the security detail left the scene, the report said.
In another Trump-related rescue, Donald Trump in 1991 reportedly stopped a mugger from beating up another person with a baseball bat near Ninth Avenue and 45th Street in New York. He reportedly got out of his limousine and confronted the mugger, though then-wife Marla Maples told him not to.
“The guy with the bat looked at me, and I said, “Look, you’ve gotta stop this. Put down the bat,”‘ Trump told the New York Daily News at the time. “I guess he recognized me because he said, ‘Mr. Trump, I didn’t do anything wrong.’ I said, ‘How could you not do anything wrong when you’re whacking a guy with a bat?’ Then he ran away.”