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State Police Prevent Suicide Attempt On Tappan Zee Bridge

New York State Police helped rescue a 35-year-old man who was on the Tappan Zee Bridge on Wednesday, June 11.
New York State Police helped rescue a 35-year-old man who was on the Tappan Zee Bridge on Wednesday, June 11. Photo Credit: File Photo

ORANGETOWN, N.Y. – New York State Police troopers from the Tarrytown station assisted in convincing a despondent man on the Rockland County side of the Tappan Zee Bridge not to jump on Wednesday, June 11.

The troopers responded to a report of a disabled vehicle located on the Rockland County side of the Tappan Zee Bridge and found a man standing near the rail, according to a state police report.

"State Police quickly arrived at the scene and observed a 35-year-old man standing outside of a vehicle near the rail," the report read. "The man was despondent and expressed a suicidal intention."

Troopers talked to the man, who agreed to go with them, and moments later he was safely secured in a patrol vehicle.

Troopers then transported him to Nyack Hospital for evaluation.

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