Rash of Suicides and Attempts on Verrazano Bridge


Four successful and attempted suicides have taken place on or near the Verrazano Bridge since April, Bay Ridge Odyssey reports. The most recent happened on Friday, when 46-year-old Brooklynite Benny Guzman, a missing person, leaped from the Bay Ridge-Staten Island connector; rescue efforts failed to find his body.

In late May, a Staten Island man jumped to his death from the bridge; the month before, police were able to intervene before a man jumped. In mid-May, a man was found dead in his SUV, of an apparently self-inflicted gun wound, in a rest area near the Brooklyn side of the bridge.

In Saturday Night Fever, John Travolta’s friend famously slipped on the bridge and died.

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