Police save man about to jump from Manhattan Bridge

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Saturday, September 9, 2023
Police save man about to jump off Manhattan Bridge
Police saved a man who was about to jump off the Manhattan Bridge.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Police saved a man who was about to jump off the Manhattan Bridge.

The man was on the outside of the pedestrian walkway and was standing on a piece of metal hanging onto the fence.

Officers grabbed the man when he started to empty his pockets.

"You're trying to engage that person in conversation and they don't want to have a conversation, so you keep trying," said Sgt. Matt Tocco.

Police also credit the person who called 911 about the jumper.

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