The man who jumped in front of a New York subway train with his 5-year-old daughter in his arms told his wife on the phone “with god, with god, with god, here comes the train” just before his fatal leap, the New York Post reported.
The daughter, Ferni, survived Fernando Balbuena’s jump in front of the southbound No. 4 train at Kingsbridge Station in the Bronx on Monday morning as dozens of commuters watched in horror. Ferni crawled along the track to reach the arms of one of those witnesses, who pulled her to safety.
The rescue was captured on video.
Witnesses reported that they thought Balbuena, 45, was having an argument on the phone just before he jumped.
Ferni’s mother, Niurka Caraballo, said Balbuena was on the phone with her and made his chilling last remarks in Spanish — “Con dios, con dios, con dios que alli viene el tren.” She said her husband was in treatment for depression and was taking medication.
“We are all in shock,” she said, adding that Ferni does not yet understand that her father is dead. “Ferni was very close to him. After what happened, she is saying, ‘Daddy is in the hospital. He hurt his stomach.’ ”
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[Feature image: New York Post video screenshot]