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Port Authority police, good Samaritan stop GWB jumper

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SHOUT OUTS: A passing bicyclist and a pair of quick-moving Port Authority police officers prevented a man from jumping to his death from the George Washington Bridge, authorities said this morning.

The good Samaritan alerted Officers Jeffery Barnable and Teresa Jeffery of the would-be jumper near the bridge’s New York tower around 6:30 last night, the authority’s Joseph Pentangelo said.

They spotted the 21-year-old upstate New York man, who turned and took off on the southside pedestrian walkway, he said.

He was heading over the rail when additonal responding officers grabbed him, Pentangelo said.

Police took him to Harlem Hospital for observation, he said.

The man is  from the town of Elmore, NY, in Clinton County, near the Canadian border, Pentangelo said.

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