Palisades Interstate Parkway Cops Arrest Man Accused of Distributing Cocaine
Palisades Interstate Parkway police arrested a drug crime suspect accused of running from officers and threatening to jump off a cliff near the George Washington Bridge (GWB).
The suspect, a 22-year-old resident of the Bronx, NY, allegedly resisted arrest by Palisades Interstate Parkway cops and headed for a cliff. He then reportedly climbed down the cliff and told officers that he would jump if they moved any closer.
Port Authority officers were called to the scene to help out the Palisades Interstate Parkway cops. After a 20-minute negotiation with the suspect, police officers lowered a harness so that they could bring the suspect to safety.
The suspect was placed under arrest and charged with several criminal offenses, including conspiracy to distribute cocaine, conspiracy to distribute ecstasy, and resisting arrest.
The suspect is also set to face criminal charges for armed robbery in New York City. After he is processed by Bergen County authorities, he will be handed over the NYC authorities.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Drug Suspect Threatened to Jump Off Cliff, Authorities Say.”