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Officer Pulls Suicidal Teen Off Overpass

Teen had climbed over a railing at a Wantagh Parkway overpass, police say.

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A 16-year-old considering suicide was pulled to safety by a police officer on a Wantagh overpass Wednesday afternoon, according to Nassau County Police.

A Seventh Precinct female officer rushed to the Wantagh Parkway overpass at Merrick Road and found the teen, who had climbed over a railing at about 12:37 p.m., police said. 

Police said the 16-year-old boy was apparently suicidal and considering jumping onto the highway.

The officer started talking to the teen and, when she was close enough, took his arm and pulled him to safety, cops said.

The teen was transported to a nearby hospital for evaluation.

Police did not release the identity of the officer.

Diane Stephan June 05, 2014 at 01:35 PM
Good work Officer. I hope this young kid will get the help he needs. Suicide is not the solution.
Massa June 05, 2014 at 04:58 PM
Good job Angela, that is what being a police officer is all about. I am glad you were there to help this teen.
Celine Gallagher June 05, 2014 at 09:13 PM
God bless you Angela and i pray that God will show him the light and this is not the answer. Who knows what is going on in his Family life and his HEAD, No one knows what goes on behind close DOORS. BLESS YOU BOTH.
Nancy Reilly June 06, 2014 at 05:28 PM
Dear Officer Angela Maria, Good for you to post your name to the public. You deserve all of the recognition in the world. Be Proud! You saved a potential suicide. Blessings to you and prayers for the child and his family.
Ed June 06, 2014 at 06:02 PM
Excellent job Angela. After reading so many stories about the bad police officers, it is refreshinh to read about one of the good ones. Good Luck.

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