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Elmwood Park police grab suicidal man who intended to step in front of train

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: NJ Transit trains through Bergen County were temporarily halted while authorities searched for a suicidal man whom they believed intended to step in front of a train last night.

Elmwood Park police eventually found the 39-year-old borough man on the tracks behind English Avenue Park and brought him to Bergen Regional Medical Center for an evaluation, Police Chief Michael Foligno told CLIFFVIEW PILOT.

Foligno said said the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office called his office around 7 p.m. with a report of a man who “intended to commit suicide by stepping in front of a train.”

Officers were joined by Fair Lawn police near the Broadway/East 55th Street area, while NJ Transit stopped all area trains.

“After a thorough search of the area, officers at first could not locate [him],” Foligno said.

They then widened their search and found him, the chief said.

The Elmwood Park Ambulance Corp then took him to BRMC, he said.

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