MTO news learned that a horrifying video is going viral. It shows a disturbed woman climbing the Arch Street Bridge Patterson, NJ - and jumping to her death Sunday. This happened as some onlookers tried to help her and others livestreamed the bridge jump out to social media.
As you can see in the LINKED video, the woman climbed slowly up the up angled frame of the green Arch Street truss bridge. Once she reached the top, she took a deep breath and jumped – with her arms and legs outstretched – into the Passaic River just before 4:30 p.m.
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.
A video surfaced of the woman's alleged suicide and was passed around social media, said Speziale. Speziale said they have yet to identify the woman and are searching for her identity and next of kin.
"It appears to be a suicide," Speziale said. "But we don't know what was in her mind."