Suspect rescued from Fort Lee cliff in dramatic standoff

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Josh Einiger has more from Alpine.

A police chase in New Jersey led to a dramatic and dangerous standoff on Monday evening.

Police stopped a 22-year-old Anthony Lora of the Bronx on the Palisades Parkway around 6 p.m. after they suspected him of having drugs in his car.


Lora then got out of his car and ran through a wooded area, until he came to a point where he crossed over the fence and began scaling down the Palisades Cliff by the George Washington Bridge.

Lora then became stuck in a tree. Unable to move and unable to be reached, rappel teams were requested to gain access to him. Lora was eventually rescued around 8 p.m., uninjured.

Lora was arrested on charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and ecstasy, as well as resisting arrest. Additional charges are also pending.
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