This story was originally published at 10:00am on November 1. Updates throughout the the rest of the week are underlined. Here is a rundown of the impact on our neighborhood: School closings [UPDATED]: All NYC public schools are closed Thursday and Friday. They will reopen on Monday. Please note, they will close again on Tuesday [...]
Last Wednesday at City Hall, New York City Police Officer Yi Huang was honored for saving a man who attempted to jump off the Verrazano Bridge. But what of MTA Police Officer Eddie Fung’s role in the rescue?
According to one veteran police reporter and author, the NYPD’s Public Information Office likes to credit its own officers for their good deeds over members of other law enforcement agencies, even if that means stretching the truth. A lot.
In his weekly online column NYPD Confidential, Leonard Levitt details a purported insiders account of last week’s heroic talk down of a suicidal man from the edge of the Verrazano Bridge.
The difference between the official story put out by the press and what Levitt says really happened?
Levitt writes that it was in fact MTA Bridge and Tunnel officer Eddie Fung who spent four hours talking down despondent civilian Lin Huan Quiang, not Officer Yi Huang of the NYPD’s 5th Precinct in Chinatown – as had been previously reported by multiple news organization.
Officers from the NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit stopped a “despondent” Brooklyn man from taking his own life by jumping off the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on Monday.
A “marathon negotiation session” began at around 12 when Lin Huan Qiong, 46, from Sheepshead Bay was seen climbing one of the bridge’s metal “fingers,” writes John M. Annese in a thrilling rescue story for the Staten Island Advance.
Police told the Advance that both an argument Lin had with his 18-year-old daughter and a failing business led to the standoff. Because he only speaks Cantonese, ESU negotiators had to put out the call for bilingual officers.
Police have classified last Friday’s suicide leap from the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge as a missing persons case. NYPD officials made the determination after search and rescue teams came up empty in the search for a body, writes Staten Island Advance. Friday’s incident marks the fourth in a series of both successful and attempted suicides to take [...]
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