Train tracks at Penn Station.

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WATCH: ‘Santa’ makes running jump over electrified tracks at Penn Station

December 10, 2018 - 9:35 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- It's Christmas time in the city and Santa's sleigh isn't the only thing catching serious air.

On Saturday, a man participating in SantaCon made a running jump from platform to platform over the electrified tracks at Penn Station.

The jump was caught on camera and the video made the rounds on social media.

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Had the athletic reveler failed to stick the landing on the other side, he could have run into serious trouble. The Long Island Railroad sends 750 volts into its tracks to run hundreds of trains every day. The shock delivered by the electric third rail is six times that of an electric wall socket and can kill in an instant.

"You definitely do not want to step on it under any circumstances," New York City Transit employee mark Groce told the Daily Mail.

MTA Police are investigating the incident, and the Federal Transportation Administration says walking on tracks is the leading cause of death on U.S. railroads.