CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo

News

Police Talk Man Down From Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

62-Year-Old Brought To Hospital For Evaluation
In this screen capture from a video provided by the NYPD, police try to talk a man down from the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on Sept. 24, 2013. (credit: NYPD)

In this screen capture from a video provided by the NYPD, police try to talk a man down from the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on Sept. 24, 2013. (credit: NYPD)

TRI-STATE NEWS HEADLINES

From our newsroom to your inbox weekday mornings at 9AM.
Sign Up

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police talked down an apparently suicidal man from the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on Tuesday.

The 62-year-old man was threatening to jump from the bridge’s Staten Island-bound upper level around 11 a.m. Two NYPD officers, an NYPD detective and an officer with the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority began talking to the man until the Hostage Negotiation Team arrived. Negotiator Lt. Jack Cambria then convinced the man, who police have not identified, to voluntarily step away from the edge of the bridge, authorities said.

The man was then secured using a safety harness and brought to safety. He was transported to Lutheran Medical Center for evaluation, police said.

You May Also Be Interested In These Stories