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  1. 'Don't Shoot Me!' Suicidal Westchester Man At GWB Rail Shouts At Police

    'Don't Shoot Me!' Suicidal Westchester Man At GWB Rail Shouts At Police

    FORT LEE, N.J. -- An emotionally distraught Westchester man leaning over the railing on the upper level of the George Washington Bridge shouted "Don't shoot me!" when police approached Tuesday afternoon, then threatened to jump if they got any closer, authorities said.The "highly irritated" 42-year-old Elmsford, N.Y. man" kept screaming those words and kept ...

  2. Boy, 17, Jumps From GWB Before Police Can Get To Him

    Boy, 17, Jumps From GWB Before Police Can Get To Him

    FORT LEE, N.J. -- Port Authority police officers valiantly rushing to the upper level of the George Washington Bridge on an attempted suicide report early Wednesday saw a 17-year-old boy jump over the side.The Manhattan teen dashed toward the New York tower on the south walkway and went over the railing in a split-second, authorities said.NYPD divers recovered his body, which was taken ...

  3. Christie: Victim In Bergen/Rockland Hoboken Train Crash Killed By Debris

    Christie: Victim In Bergen/Rockland Hoboken Train Crash Killed By Debris

    UPDATE: One victim was confirmed dead, and a total of 108 people were injured after a speeding Pascack Valley line New Jersey Transit train from Spring Valley slammed through a wall at the Hoboken station during the Thursday morning rush, authorities said.The fatal victim "wasn't on the train but was killed by debris," Gov. Chris Christie said at a 2 p.m. news conference in ...

  4. Fugitive In Blast That Killed Westchester's Fahy Found At Lover's Home

    Fugitive In Blast That Killed Westchester's Fahy Found At Lover's Home

    A man who authorities said had a pot-growing operation in a two-story Bronx home that exploded Tuesday morning, killing FDNY battalion chief Michael Fahy, a Yonkers resident and North Rockland High School grad, is being held without bail in the Bergen County Jail after his arrest at his girlfriend's Cliffside Park apartment on Tuesday.Julio Salcedo Contrer, 34, was taken into custody by ...

  5. Seen Them? FBI Says Men Left Explosives Night Of NYC Bombing

    Seen Them? FBI Says Men Left Explosives Night Of NYC Bombing

    The FBI on Tuesday released a clearer surveillance photo of two men who they said left an explosive device a few blocks from where one detonated on Sept. 17 in Manhattan's Chelsea section.The bureau also produced a surveillance camera image of a bag from which the pair "removed an improvised explosive device."Both men "then left the vicinity leaving the device behind but ...

  6. Grease-Covered Westchester Pair Steal Cooking Oil

    Grease-Covered Westchester Pair Steal Cooking Oil

    Two Westchester men covered in grease had just stolen 500 gallons of used cooking oil from Ramsey when Rochelle Park, N.J., police stopped them on Route 17, authorities said Monday.Office Jared Shatkin stopped the 1999 Ford Econoline for several violations, Detective Sgt. Jim DePreta told Daily Voice.Shaktin smelled burnt marijuana while talking with the driver, then discovered a small ...

  7. PAPD Officer Stops Would-Be GWB Jumper After Crash On Other Side

    PAPD Officer Stops Would-Be GWB Jumper After Crash On Other Side

    FORT LEE, N.J. -- A suicidal man in his mid-20s who stood on the outer railing of the eastbound side of the George Washington Bridge was pulled to safety by a team of police officers around the same time Friday afternoon that the westbound side was being reopened following a tractor-trailer crash.Port Authority, NYPD and Palisades Interstate Parkway officers converged near the New York ...

  8. Have You Seen Them? FBI Says Pair Left Explosives Night Of NYC Bombing

    Have You Seen Them? FBI Says Pair Left Explosives Night Of NYC Bombing

    (UPDATE): The FBI on Sept. 27 released a clearer surveillance photo of two men who they said left an explosive device a few blocks from where one detonated on Sept. 17 in Manhattan's Chelsea section.The bureau also produced a surveillance camera image of a bag from which the pair "removed an improvised explosive device."Both men "then left the vicinity leaving the device ...

  9. Port Authority Heavy Weapons Units Sent to GWB, Tunnels, Airports

    Port Authority Heavy Weapons Units Sent to GWB, Tunnels, Airports

    FORT LEE, N.J. -- Port Authority police on Monday afternoon deployed several heavy weapons teams to all access points of the George Washington Bridge, as well as at the tunnels and airports in New Jersey and New York, Daily Voice has learned.No specific threat provoked the response -- rather, it was "the events in Linden this morning" that promoted officials to "hold over ...

  10. Officers Rescue Dog Struck By Truck On GWB

    Officers Rescue Dog Struck By Truck On GWB

    FORT LEE, N.J. -- Port Authority police rescued a 6-month-old runaway pup who was struck by a truck on the George Washngton Bridge.Ronin apparently "wriggled out of his collar during a walk and fled, making his way to an upper level eastbound lane of the bridge," where he was struck, the authority's Joseph Pentangelo told Daily Voice.Ronin was bleeding heavily from his injured ...

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