NYPD: Uncollected trash broke man's fall during suicide attempt
January 3rd, 2011
02:28 AM ET

NYPD: Uncollected trash broke man's fall during suicide attempt

Many New York residents have been piling criticism on city officials over heaps of snow and uncollected garbage lining streets after last week's blizzard. But trash bags left on one curbside may have saved a man's life, police said.

The garbage apparently broke the fall of a man who attempted suicide by jumping from the ninth floor of a building in midtown Manhattan Sunday, the New York Police Department said.

Police did not release the name of the man, who was still in critical condition late Sunday.

New York sanitation officials suspended garbage pickup after the blizzard, focusing on plowing instead.

They have said limited trash collection around the city will resume Monday, and that trucks began making garbage pickups at large apartment buildings Sunday.

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  1. Liberty Queen

    I am NOT a lesbian. I have a husband and he OBEYS me as he should. he is not afraid of the musk, I may even let him see the children someday.

    January 3, 2011 at 3:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. Andthen

    And now he will probably sue the city for foiling his attempt. Gah!

    January 3, 2011 at 3:56 am | Report abuse |
  3. Liberty Queen

    You only wish I was a man, feeble male! ~ the Real Liberty Queen

    January 3, 2011 at 3:57 am | Report abuse |
  4. DDog

    A horse is a Horse, of Course, of Course. Hope this guy gets help from someone more qualified than tardy trash-collectors.

    January 3, 2011 at 4:00 am | Report abuse |
  5. that guy

    Wow interesting comments here people. But seriously this guy is incredibly lucky he survived the fall. But you gotta think about this is he really lucky or not? I mean come on he is going to be in pain for the rest of his life. For his sake i wish him a speedy and full recovery

    January 3, 2011 at 4:03 am | Report abuse |
  6. Ed Bailey

    I bet Liberty Queen and Sherri W.W. are the same person.... think about it for a second. anyone else notice that ~ thing?

    January 3, 2011 at 4:05 am | Report abuse |
  7. DDog

    Amen, that guy. Blessing? Curse? Who knows? Hopefully he gets help and the pain will be a reminder of how precious his life really is.

    January 3, 2011 at 4:06 am | Report abuse |
  8. I want her musk

    I Love a big musky woman. I hope you don't shave your legs and armpits Liberty Queen. Deodorant is for losers.

    January 3, 2011 at 4:06 am | Report abuse |
  9. Liberty Queen

    trash collecting is a underhuman man or muskless females job.

    January 3, 2011 at 4:07 am | Report abuse |
  10. ant

    Too ad he didn't succeed. Now he will have to deal with even more pain than before. Why are people against suicide? Life is abundant and the earth becoming overrun with people anyway

    January 3, 2011 at 4:10 am | Report abuse |
  11. Ohboy

    Somehow, I feel this guy will live. The experience of being soooo close to death
    may bring him back to living. I'll never try to kill myself, in due time it'll happen
    anyway. No matter how bad things turn out, I'd like to see how the "movie" will
    play out.

    January 3, 2011 at 4:12 am | Report abuse |
  12. Liberty Queen

    I am lesbian. I think~But not always. Alas, one day women will rule the world. All men are feeble. My lobotomy is working!

    January 3, 2011 at 4:16 am | Report abuse |
  13. bbbesq

    I truly hope that he recovers, both physically and emotionally from this ordeal. Sometimes it is only when we think we have nothing do we realize the richness in life.

    January 3, 2011 at 4:16 am | Report abuse |
  14. liberty transgender 'royal'

    mother, do you love or hate me? i am a man and a woman, and neither. In me don't you see the folly of your position?

    January 3, 2011 at 4:18 am | Report abuse |
  15. phil

    Because God is against suicide, anything you do to yourself, you do to God. Taking your own life will bar you from heaven. That is why muslims as a whole will never be allowed to see the new jerusalem. Because they believe that taking a life, even your own, is acceptable if its in allahs name.

    January 3, 2011 at 4:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      People generalize way too much about Islam. Islam has a long, complex, and extremely diverse history. It is true that in many Islamic communities and cultures around the world there are many very bad things that happen. But every Muslim is not a supporter of these actions. In fact, i would argue that the ONLY things you can say all Muslims agree on is that Muhammad was the prophet of God. Literally, that's all. Not even the Qur'an is 100% agreed upon. I assure you, there is a very large population of Muslims who do not think killing or suicide are holy at all. If every Muslim believed that, do you think there would be any left?

      January 3, 2011 at 4:52 am | Report abuse |
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