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Port Authority police thwart River Edge man’s jump from GWB

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A 43-year-old River Edge man had one leg over the George Washington Bridge lower level railing when two Port Authority police officers got him talking and then grabbed him after midnight this morning.

The man got out of his black Lincoln Town car and headed for the north side railing as Lt. Vincent DeSimone and Officer Elvin Erickson arrived around 1 a.m., the authority’s Joseph Pentangelo told CLIFFVIEW PILOT this morning.

The two “engaged the 230-pound man in conversation and grabbed him as he was climbing over the railing onto the cat walk attempting to jump off the bridge,” Pentangelo said.

“I was just going to end it all,” he told them.

A Fort Lee ambulance took him to Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus, Pentangelo said.

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