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Police Save Jumper on GWB

Police from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey say they’ve rescued an 18-year-old man from jumping off the George Washington Bridge.

George Washington Bridge
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The incident began at a little after noon on Monday when a 911 operator in Fort Lee received a call about a man on the bridge’s north walkway.

Port Authority Officers Albert Oquendo and Laverne Watson arrived and grabbed him, but he tried to free himself and bit Oquendo.

Officer Rafael Castillo arrived and was nearly pulled over the edge. A fourth officer, Juan Guzman, managed to handcuff the suspect’s hand to the outside of the bridge and he was pulled back over the railing.

The unidentified man was taken to Columbia-New York Presbyterian Hospital for evaluation. Police say he is a resident of Crestview, Fla.

 

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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