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How Did GWB Jumper Get Onto Upper Level Overnight?

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GWB Photo Credit: Jerry DeMarco

A confirmed report of a jumper from the George Washington Bridge raised more questions than it answered.

Responders said Port Authority police found the man threatening to jump from the upper level of the bridge around 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

He jumped into the Hudson River about 20 minutes later, they said.

The NYPD Harbor Patrol responded during a search, which was suspended shortly before 4 a.m.

Among the questions still unanswered is how the man ended up on the upper level at that hour. The southern upper-level walkway is closed from midnight to 6 a.m. The north side walkway is always closed.

"He did not drive to the bridge," a Port Authority spokesperson said.

An investigation was continuing, she said. Until then, no further details were available.

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