Cops talk down suicidal man from Verrazano Bridge


Police Emergency Service detectives secure the distraught man, who had been threatening to jump

POLICE successfully talked down a man who was threatening to throw himself off New York’s Verrazano Bridge.

The man stopped his car on the Brooklyn bound side of the bridge, put his hazard lights on, and climbed onto one of the support beams with the intent to jump.

The NYPD’s Emergency Services Squad followed the man onto the ledge and began efforts to save him.

The distraught man told responding officer Robert Reed that he was “upset that he could not find a job and provide for his family,” police sources said.

In a dramatic rescue video released by the NYPD, ESU Detectives Jeffery Loughery and Paul Fazio are seen reaching for the man when he wasn’t looking and grabbing his arm, before harnessing him and guiding him back to safe ground.

The man was treated at Staten Island University North Hospital.


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