Thursday, May 20, 2010

Four Cops, Taser Failed to Stop Man From Jumping From Brooklyn Bridge

Yesterday morning a man with a history of mental illness jumped to his death from the Brooklyn Bridge after fighting off four police officers who tried to subdue him (above) and even a Taser gun.

According to the New York Post:
The drama began when a woman found the unidentified 29-year-old man masturbating in the seventh-floor ladies' room at 151 West Broadway, where he worked for the state's Department of Social Services, sources said.
The frightened woman called police, but the man fled.
About an hour later, a flurry of 911 callers said the emotionally disturbed man was walking in traffic on the bridge.
He was soon met by officers from the 84th Precinct.
The cops wrestled the man to try to get him in handcuffs, but he fought them all off.
A lieutenant arrived and told the cops to back away as he prepared to subdue the man with the stun gun, sources said.
It didn't go off, and the man climbed onto the exterior of the bridge, where he stripped naked.
Cops from the Emergency Service Unit tried to talk him down, but he jumped from the span 122 feet above the East River.
The man's body has not been found.

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