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Police Stops Three from Jumping Off George Washington Bridge in One Week

By kcora on
Fort Lee

Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo announced that in less than a week's time, police have prevented three people from jumping off the George Washington Bridge.

According to police, Port Authority police working on the bridge were advised sometime around 12:20 a.m. that a man was on his way to the bridge to commit suicide.

After Fort Lee police located the man's vehicle on Hudson Terrace, Port Authority officers spotted located the man on the south walkway of the bridge were they removed him from the bridge without incident.

The man was transported to Bergen Regional Medical Center for evaluation.

According to police, this year alone, officers have intervened in 40 incidents on the bridge this year. Eight have resulted in suicides.