A New Jersey woman committed suicide by climbing onto a bridge and jumping off it on Sunday. What’s disturbing is that onlookers laughed as she climbed the bridge to take her life.
The unnamed woman is seen in the video climbing the Arch Street Bridge Patterson, New Jersey. Some onlookers tried to call for her to come down but a number of people can be heard laughing and joking about it. Probably they thought she was pulling a stunt. But she wasn’t.
She soon jumps off the bridge into the Passaic River below just before 4:30 p.m. and the waves of laughter from onlookers turned into a gasp of horror.
The woman was later pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.
According to USA Today, “Police found the body of a woman who jumped off a bridge at the lower end of Haledon Avenue in Paterson on Sunday afternoon.”
Paterson police received a phone call around 4:15 p.m. that a woman had climbed on to the top of the bridge and had jumped, said police director Jerry Speziale. Her body was found in the Passaic River near Holsman Street later Sunday.
Watch the shocking video here.