- A man in Taipei jumps onto the underground track during fight with his girlfriend
- Video shows commuters rushing to the track’s edge and urging him to get up
- He attempts to get off the tracks but his girlfriend tries to kick him back down
- The man received first-aid treatment and the couple were put in police custody
A man having an argument with his girlfriend has escaped by jumping onto the railway tracks in Taipei, a stomach churning video can reveal.
Footage shows an elderly man, named Chen, in a white t-shirt standing in the middle of the Jingmei Station metro station in the Taiwanese capital.
He appears to be calm, looking from side to side when a group of people rush to the track’s edge and urge him to come up.
The man agrees to do so and begins climbing out when, shockingly, a woman appears and attempts to kick him back down.
The woman is thought to have been his girlfriend, after a dozen commuters witnessed the pair breaking into a dramatic argument while on their way home from work.
The woman, who has not been identified but is believed to be in her fifties, said: ‘I dare you to stay there!’
Chen is seen being kicked several times by his girlfriend, causing the metro station employees to rush to the scene.
The man, who is in his seventies, eventually makes it out of the tracks and collapses onto the ground as his girlfriend begins fighting with those trying to help.
An elderly man is seen standing in the middle of the underground tracks as commuters urge him to get out
The commuters begin to help the man get off the tracks but his girlfriend tries to kick him back down
Safely off the tracks the man falls to the ground and his girlfriend continues to kick him while the metro station’s employees try to mitigate the situation
One commuter yelled: ‘Just arrest her already!’
Chen was given first-aid treatment and the couple were later detained by Taipei police who are still investigating the incident.
The man, in his seventies, received first-aid treatment and was later taken into police custody with his girlfriend
The woman attacker is thought to be in her fifties and was also taken into police custody. Police are still investigating the incident