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A man jumped to his death from the upper reaches of the Williamsburg Bridge early on Monday morning, snarling traffic and leaving a grisly scene where he landed on the bridge roadway below, police said.

The fellow took the fatal plunge at 5:40 am, according to cops. Police say they discovered his body limp and unresponsive on the automotive level of the bridge and pronounced him dead at the scene.

Officers declined to give the man’s name pending notification of his family, but said he was African American and in his 30s.

Sources close to the investigation said the man had a suicide note with him.

If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide, do not leave the person alone; remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs, or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt; call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800)-273–8255; and take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.

Reach reporter Danielle Furfaro at dfurfaro@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2511. Follow her at twitter.com/DanielleFurfaro.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Victoria B from Mississippi says:
May you rest in peace. We love you and you will be missed.
May 7, 2014, 10:16 pm
Chris from California says:
We love you buddy.
May 8, 2014, 6:10 pm

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