The New Jersey State Police posted a video on Facebook of a trooper saving a suicidal man from jumping off a bridge.

Monday evening, Trooper Nicholas Corvino was dispatched to the report of a man sitting on the ledge of the bridge on the Newark Bay Extension on the New Jersey Turnpike in Hudson County.

When Trooper Corvino arrived, he found a 19-year-old man sitting on the concrete edge of the bridge.

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While speaking to the man, the trooper observed that he was distraught and was contemplating jumping off the bridge. After a brief conversation, Trooper Corvino convinced the man to step back onto the roadway and escorted him to his troop car.

While driving the man to a gas station off the highway, Trooper Corvino continued to talk  with him. A short time later, Jersey City EMS arrived at the gas station and transported him to an area hospital for further treatment.

If you are experiencing experiencing a crisis that seems too much to bear to contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or go to

Excellent job, Trooper Corvino!

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