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Police Officers Rescue Suicidal Woman on Railroad Station Overpass

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A Suffolk County Police Highway Patrol officer rescued a woman who was contemplating suicide by threatening to jump off an overpass in Ronkonkoma this afternoon.

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The woman was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for an evaluation.

Ronkonkoma, NY - July 22, 2016 - A Suffolk County Police Highway Patrol officer rescued a woman who was contemplating suicide by threatening to jump off an overpass in Ronkonkoma this afternoon.

Officer James Spadaro was on patrol when he was notified that a woman was contemplating suicide at the Ronkonkoma Avenue overpass of the LIRR train tracks at approximately 1:25 p.m. Officer Spadaro walked slowly to the woman and attempted to talk to her to come off the bridge. Officer Spadaro was able to get close enough to hold onto her while still trying to get her to come off the overpass.

Officers from the Fourth Precinct and MTA Police arrived and Officer Spadaro was able to assist her to the safety of the other officers.

The woman was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for an evaluation.