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Bicyclist, Port Authority police stop woman from jumping off GWB

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot File Photo

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Port Authority police this afternoon handcuffed a Westchester County woman to a George Washington Bridge walkway railing this afternoon after a passing bicyclist struggled to keep her from jumping to her death.

Officers responding to the 1:30 p.m. call found the good Samaritan wrestling with the 27-year-old Bedford Hills woman, who he said had put her foot on the railing in an attempt to jump into the Hudson River, the authority’s Joseph Pentangelo told CLIFFVIEW PILOT this afternoon.

She was taken to Bergen Regional Medical Center, he said, adding that neither she nor the cyclist was injured.

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