NEWARK, N.J. (CBS) — Police in Newark saved a suicidal man from jumping off a bridge on Monday night. Video shows an officer trying to talk the man off the railing so he wouldn’t jump into the Passaic River.
“Can you talk to me about it instead of doing that? Your daughters need you, so if you do that, who are they gonna be with?” the officer asked the man.READ MORE: Toll Hike Takes Effect Sunday On 8 Delaware River Crossings, Gas Prices Also Going Up
Before he could jump, other officers showed up and swooped in at the moment they noticed he was distracted.READ MORE: 10-Year-Old Boy Recovering After Grazed By Bullet In North Philadelphia: Police
The man was taken to the hospital to be checked out.MORE NEWS: Tolls Increasing Sunday On 8 Delaware River Crossings Connecting Pennsylvania, New Jersey