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Following another spate of suicides off of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and other metro-area spans, the New York Police Department is training a larger batch of officers to safely get jumpers down – by persuasion or by force. The New York Post reports: So far this year, there have been 11 suicides at the George Washington…

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A Staten Island man stabbed his wife before driving to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, abandoning his car and taking a fatal plunge on Sunday, say police. Cops were called to the bridge at 8:43 a.m. for an abandoned 2012 Hyundai Genesis on the Brooklyn-bound upper-level, and witnesses said they saw a man exit the vehicle and jump…

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After a two-day manhunt, cops nabbed Tyrell Brown on Tuesday, the suspect in a carjacking that later led to a police chase and shots fired by officers on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Brown, 25, of Staten Island was arrested while donning a women’s wig to disguise himself while police escalated their search. SILive reports: The intense…

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Two MTA Bridges and Tunnels workers rescued a one-month-old peregrine falcon from danger after it landed on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge’s roadway and couldn’t take flight. Here’s the story, via MTA press release: MTA Bridges and Tunnels Maintainers Ed Sheehan and Asif Subhan were in a sweeper truck doing routine cleaning near the Brooklyn tower in the early morning hours…

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The following is a message from the MTA: There will be full and partial closures of the upper level of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge for the removal and installation of new steel sign gantries during overnight hours from June 23 through June 28. The upper level of the bridge will be fully closed three nights during…

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