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2 teens arrested in death of man killed while assisting assault victim who fell on subway tracks in Bronx

FORDHAM, Bronx (WABC) – Two teenagers are under arrest in connection with the New Years Day death of a good Samaritan in the Bronx who was hit by a train while assisting a man who been pushed onto the subway tracks.

Investigators say the teenagers, along with at least nine others, including three girls, are responsible for the death of Roland Hueston, 36, at 2.40am on January 1.

Police say the group assaulted a 38-year-old man, who fell onto the tracks at Fordham Road station.

Hueston jumped onto the tracks to help and was killed by an oncoming train.

The train did not hit the victim of the assault.

“Roland was always a kind and gentle person who held his family and friends close,” his family said in a statement. “He cared a lot about the people around him and would do anything for them. Growing up, he was always protective of his friends and family, especially his little sister Kristara. he tried to save us “I’m not surprised he tried to save him when they needed him most. He is a hero and will continue to be remembered as a hero in our family and in the community.”

Police said two boys, ages 16 and 17, drove into the Bronx local precinct.

Their identities are not disclosed due to their age.

Charges against them include murder, attempted murder, manslaughter, robbery and gang assault.

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call the police.

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