Police stop 2 suicide attempts within minutes on GWB

FILE photo of George Washington Bridge.

NEW YORK (AP) - Port Authority police officers are credited with preventing two suicides in a 15-minute period on the George Washington Bridge.

Officers spotted a man standing on a walkway by the bridge's New York tower at around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. They talked him out of jumping and had him taken for a psychiatric exam.

The Daily News says the officers then got a report from police in Fort Lee, New Jersey, that a young woman was heading to the bridge to kill herself. They found her on a walkway in the center of the bridge, grabbed her and put her in an ambulance.

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