Hero officer used chip bag, duct tape to save stabbing victim

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HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- An NYPD serviceman is being hailed arsenic a leader for utilizing a container of chips and duct portion to prevention a stabbing unfortunate who was bleeding profusely.

The incidental happened astatine the country of 125th Street and Malcom X Boulevard successful Harlem backmost connected July 7.

"We knew close distant we needed to seal the chest," Kennedy said. "With a puncture coiled there, we didn't privation the aerial going successful and collapsing his lung."

Body camera footage shows Officer Ronald Kennedy yelling for idiosyncratic to get him a murphy spot container earlier asking 2 radical to assistance him laic the unfortunate down connected his back.

"He told me, 'Go successful the store, get maine a container of chips," bystander Ricardo Gonzalez said.

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Kennedy past told Officer David Galindez to chopped the tape.

"I trusted Ron knew," Galindez said. "He had anterior EMT experience. I knew it was going to work."

Kennedy past utilized the portion to unafraid the container implicit the wound.

"The effect was contiguous and apparent," NYPD Officer Matthew Grieve said. "As soon arsenic Ron finished fundamentally getting that dressing connected there, that container of chips, close distant we noticed it, a drastic betterment successful his condition."

It stopped the bleeding capable to support the unfortunate live until an ambulance arrived, and paramedics rapidly switched retired that seal.

The unfortunate was rushed to Harlem Hospital and is inactive recovering, with doctors aboriginal saying that Kennedy's speedy reasoning apt saved the victim's life.

"It worked retired truly well," Kennedy said. "We made the close calls astatine the close time, and we're truly blessed with however it worked out."

About an hr aft the incident, Officer Galindez caught the fishy astir the country and retrieved the weapon utilized successful the stabbing.

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