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Elmwood Park police grab suicidal man who intended to step in front of train

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: NJ Transit trains through Bergen County were temporarily halted while authorities searched for a suicidal man whom they believed intended to step in front of a train last night.

Elmwood Park police eventually found the 39-year-old borough man on the tracks behind English Avenue Park and brought him to Bergen Regional Medical Center for an evaluation, Police Chief Michael Foligno told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

Foligno said said the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office called his office around 7 p.m. with a report of a man who “intended to commit suicide by stepping in front of a train.”

Officers were joined by Fair Lawn police near the Broadway/East 55th Street area, while NJ Transit stopped all area trains.

“After a thorough search of the area, officers at first could not locate [him],” Foligno said.

They then widened their search and found him, the chief said.

The Elmwood Park Ambulance Corp then took him to BRMC, he said.

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