Man Dies After Jumping from Tobin Bridge

State Police are investigating the incident, which occurred at around 2:20 p.m., as a 'non-homicide,' according to reports.

Massachusetts State Police are investigating the sudden death of a man they believe jumped off the Tobin Bridge on Thursday afternoon.

"Uniformed State Police units were notified at about 2:20 [p.m.] that the deceased pulled over on the Charlestown side of the bridge and jumped over the railing," Jake Wark, press secretary for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, said in an email briefing.

Police believe the man leaped from the southbound lane of the Tobin Bridge, Wark said.

State Police assigned to Troop E, along with members of the Boston Fire Department and Boston EMS, responded to the call. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The bridge had been cleared by the time of the briefing, about 4 p.m.

"The evidence and witness statements gathered at this hour do not suggest foul play, and the incident is currently being investigated as a non-homicide," Wark said. "Authorities have tentatively identified the deceased, but further identification procedures are ongoing and his name will not be released today.

Wally Joyner January 12, 2013 at 03:43 AM
R.i.P. JS


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