A man fell to his death from the Williamsburg Bridge this morning, landing not in the river, but on the street on the bridge's Manhattan side.
— New York City Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) May 29, 2015
The NYPD responded to the corner of Delancey and Mangin Streets around 6:30 a.m., where a 37-year-old man lay prone, with injuries suggesting that he had fallen from a height. He was pronounced dead upon arrival.
The victim's name has not been released, pending family notification. Investigators suspect the man may have committed suicide, but that's not confirmed.
In March, two men died when they jumped from the George Washington Bridge seconds apart from each other. Earlier this month, the Port Authority announced that the George Washington Bridge will get a multimillion dollar suicide prevention fence, but not until 2024.
If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide: do not leave the person alone; remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt; and call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.