George Washington Bridge Guard Reportedly Fired for Failing to Stop Suicide
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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A guard on the George Washington Bridge was fired Tuesday after failing to stop a 19-year-old from attempting suicide Monday night, according to the Daily News.
Angel Laboy was accused of negligence for not noticing that a college student had walked passed his booth and climbed to the top of the bridge in an attempt to jump 600 feet into the water, the paper said.
Police coaxed the boy to safety from his perch after receiving a call from his friend’s family who said he was on the bridge contemplating suicide, reported the News.