RARITAN, NJ - A 38-year-old woman was saved by police officers after she threatened to commit suicide by jumping off the Nevius Street Pedestrian Bridge into the Raritan River Sunday, according to a release from Raritan Borough Police.
According to police, on Sunday at 2:44 p.m., Raritan Borough Police Officers were called to the bridge for a woman threatening to jump. When officers arrived, they saw the 38-year-old woman standing on the bridge rails as she threatened to commit suicide.
Officers, the release said, were able to distract the woman and speak with her for about 10 minutes while a third officer approached her from the other side of the bridge. Two of the officers and a citizen were able to wrestle her off the bridge rails while she was distracted.
The woman was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.