November 23, 2017
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NH, Maine troopers save man threatening to jump from bridge

The Associated Press

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — State troopers from New Hampshire and Maine and a local police department are being credited with saving a man who was threatening to jump from the Piscataqua Bridge on Interstate 95 between the two states.

New Hampshire State Police say they were called to the bridge at about 8 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a report a man was standing on the outside of the railing and threatening to jump.

The man, whose name was not released, refused attempts to get him to climb to safety so troopers from the two states and an officer from the Portsmouth police department grabbed him and pulled him to safety. The man was hospitalized.

In addition to the troopers and the officer, the U.S. Coast Guard participated in the incident.


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