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Man Jumps From Roof in Newark's West Ward

By rlsmetro on

Police are reporting non-life-threatening injuries for a man who lept from a roof in the city's lower West Ward on Tuesday.

According to preliminary reports, residents near the intersection of Dickerson and 3rd streets said they dialed 911 after seeing an emotionally distressed man stand on top of a house at that location.

Nervous witnesses said that the unidentified male began smoking something that made him incoherent just before he jumped.

Police and EMS arrived at the scene and found the bleeding victim on the ground suffering a severe but non-life-threatening leg injury.

Newark Police officials are trying to determine what the victim smoked before the incident.

According to police, on Tuesday, there were more than a dozen calls citywide for overdoses and individuals found unconscious from possible drug consumption.

The incident is under investigation.