Man Injured In Jump From Route 78 Overpass In Newark: Police

A man was hospitalized after he jumped from an overpass near Route 78 in Newark on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 23.

Newark PD

Newark PD

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At 4:13 p.m., police responded to the Fabyan Bridge Route 78 near Lyons Avenue after receiving calls of a man threatening to jump, Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé said. State police stopped traffic in both directions of Route 78 beneath the overpass, Fragé said.

After refusing several police de-escalation attempts, the man jumped from the overpass, missing an inflatable bag that had been placed underneath him on the roadway, Fragé said. The man is conscious and alert and has been transported to a nearby hospital for treatment, Fragé said.

Traffic was re-opened on Route 78, Fragé said.


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