Woman Threatening to Jump from GSP Ledge in East Orange Rescued by State Troopers
Two New Jersey State Troopers rescued a woman who threatened to jump from the edge of a concrete barrier that rose nearly 40 feet over the roadway below.
According to police, on Dec. 20th at approximately 1:20 a.m., Troopers were dispatched to an entrance ramp on the Garden State Parkway in East Orange for the report of a distraught woman standing on a ledge. According to the witness who made the 9-1-1 call, the woman appeared to be crying and looked like she was about to jump from the concrete barrier.
When troopers arrived, the woman was sitting on the barrier with her legs hanging over the edge. Detective Anthony Giunta tried to convince the woman to come down from the barrier, but she told him that she was going to jump.
After several minutes of speaking with the woman, another trooper, Detective Sergeant David Bogdan, was able to distract the woman, allowing Detective Giunta to grab her and pull her to safety.
No one was hurt during the incident, and the victim was taken to Mountainside Hospital for evaluation.
The victim and her family remain in our thoughts and prayers.