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Police intercepted a suicidal teen who posted on Facebook that he was thinking of jumping off the George Washington Bridge between New York and New Jersey. The 18-year-old, whose identity has not been released, wrote on his Facebook page Tuesday afternoon "I am thinking about jumping" and attached photos of the bridge. A concerned Facebook user who saw the post contacted local New Jersey police, who then called the Port Authority Police Department, which has authority over the bridge. Lt. Thomas Michaels took the call and, along with Sgt. Nadine Rhem, found the teen's online page and reached out with a plea to call their precinct. Two hours after Michaels' initial attempt to make contact, the teen called the Port Authority Police. The teenager, riding on a public bus nearby, had accepted Michaels' offer of assistance. After speaking for about 10 minutes they arranged to have local police meet the bus at the next stop, where the teen then volunteered to be taken to a local hospital for evaluation.
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