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MTA bus driver catches falling girl

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NEW YORK, N.Y. -- An MTA bus driver is being hailed as a hero after he caught a 7-year-old girl who fell off of an air conditioner outside of a third-floor window in an apartment complex in New York City.

Steve St. Bernard came home from the end of his shift as an MTA bus driver and saw a 7-year-old girl that had crawled out on an air conditioning unit of her third-floor apartment. She was dancing, unafraid or unaware of the danger.

"I ran over there hoping that she wouldn't fall when I got there she was still standing there and I just positioned myself hopefully I would catch her," said Bernard.

Bernard made the catch, but was injured in the process. He suffered a muscle tear in his arm but said he'll be fine.

The Public Housing Authority said tenants don't need window guards on windows with air conditioning units. The NYPD said no charges were filed against the parents.

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