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Sheriff’s Deputies Stop Newhall Jumper

Distraught Man Grabbed Before Jumping Off Bridge

An apparently distraught man who threatened to jump off a Newhall bridge
today was stopped by sheriff's deputies who grabbed hold of him, authorities said.

The incident occurred on the Wiley Canyon Bridge over San Fernando Road
about 1:20 a.m., said Lt. Larry Gump of the Los Angeles County
Sheriff's Department's Santa Clarita Station.
The man, whose name was withheld, was coaxed from the center of the
bridge to a side, where sheriff's deputies grabbed him and brought him
down, Gump said.

No one was hurt in the incident. The man was hospitalized for observation, he said.

Sheriff’s Deputies Stop Newhall Jumper

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