WATCH: Cop wrestles down man about to jump off Route 287 bridge
Video by Riverdale police. Caution: Profane language
RIVERDALE — Police say a fast-acting sergeant saved the life of a distraught man who was ready to jump off a Route 287 Wednesday.
According to police, at 11:30 a.m., Sgt. Greg Bogert responded to a call of a male walking in and out of traffic on Route 287 North near exit 53, for the Hamburg Turnpke.
Once there, Bogert found a male visibly upset and crying.
In a dashboard camera video released by police, Bogert is heard asking, "Hey what's up, man?"
Things then get frantic.
From off-camera, Bogert is heard. "No, no, no, no, don't. Come here!" as the man sobs. Bogert and the man come into view, the sergeant chasing the man as he runs for a concrete barrier along the side of the road. "Come here, man! Don't do it! Don't f--king do it!"
Bogert wrestles the man to the ground as he continues sobbing.
"It ain't worth it. It ain't f--king worth it," Bogert says.
He asks the man what's wrong several times as he calls for help before the video ends.
Police said the man was taken to an area hospital for an evaluation.