An unidentified man in his 30s was found dead on the Williamsburg Bridge this morning shortly after 6 a.m. An NYPD spokesperson confirmed that the death was a suicide, but would not disclose any further information other than the man's age. The body was found on the outer roadway of the Brooklyn-bound side of the bridge; one source tells the Daily News "a suicide note was found in his briefcase."
The exact cause of death remains undisclosed; it's unclear if the man jumped from a higher level of the bridge and landed on the roadway or died by other means. The incident caused heavy delays for Brooklyn-bound drivers during the morning rush hour.
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.