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U.S. Border Patrol in N.Y. Prevents Suicide Attempt

Release Date: 
August 1, 2012

Buffalo, N.Y. - U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Buffalo Station prevented a person from jumping off the International Railroad Bridge on the upper Niagara River yesterday morning.

A Border Patrol agent convinced the person, who was distraught over personal issues, not to leap from the bridge.

The incident took place on Aug. 1, at approximately 3:00 am. The agent was alerted to the scene where he found the person on the outside rail of the bridge. A Border Patrol marine vessel responded to the scene as well.

After contacting Canadian law enforcement and Niagara Regional Police for assistance due to the person's Canadian citizenship, the individual was escorted back to Canada where the Niagara Regional Police took over the situation.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling (800) 331-0353 toll free.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control, and protection of our Nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017