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. Alex

    Why r u guys talking about musk in the CNN blog isnt this about somebody commiting suicide?

    January 3, 2011 at 4:20 am | Report abuse |
  2. this article is t1ts!

    Suicide is murder. The perpetrator kills a son, a brother, a friend, a coworker, an ex-lover etc. You kill a special person in many lives. Depression is often a temporary state. How many suicide attempt survivors look back in shock at there decision now? Almost all.

    January 3, 2011 at 4:25 am | Report abuse |
  3. Tv

    CNN didn't post 2 of my comments that is funny it's not my fault I work for Lord Jesus Christ

    January 3, 2011 at 4:25 am | Report abuse |
  4. Liberty Queen

    the men here wish to experiance my musk in all its womanly glory, and the muskless spayed women here are jealous of my womanhood.

    January 3, 2011 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
  5. nac's mom

    i hope he gets better but he will be put in jail or the but house for trying to kill himself

    January 3, 2011 at 4:37 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff

    The guy got trashed.

    January 3, 2011 at 4:42 am | Report abuse |
  7. John

    Somebody should slit Liberty Queen's throat.

    January 3, 2011 at 4:42 am | Report abuse |
    • just me

      what? And release all that musk??

      January 3, 2011 at 5:10 am | Report abuse |
  8. Liberty Queen

    @John not before you're made a slave to a strong musky woman!

    January 3, 2011 at 4:47 am | Report abuse |
  9. Liberty Queen

    My legs are open for all you beautiful men, COME GET ME

    January 3, 2011 at 4:50 am | Report abuse |
  10. Ed Bailey

    @Jeff... It's funny to me how people feel the need to correct other peoples' spelling. It usually only seens to come from people with some sort of inferiority complex. Good luk with that 😉

    January 3, 2011 at 4:50 am | Report abuse |
  11. Ed Bailey

    Uh oh, here comes my correction! What a loser.

    January 3, 2011 at 4:51 am | Report abuse |
  12. Liberty Queen

    HA! silly imposters! none of you know what it truly means to have a strong womanly musk about you. allow me a monent to explain to your feeble minds.

    January 3, 2011 at 4:54 am | Report abuse |
  13. phil

    not every peice of muslim trash is partial to suicide. some just kill infadels and poof! there's your virgins when you die. might as well keep up the work while your still alive, maybe you'll get more virgins, who knows. I don't get the obsession with virgins, such a weird worthless religion. have fun burning anyone who believes in it!

    January 3, 2011 at 4:58 am | Report abuse |
  14. heavy dee

    Friggin Ridiculous!

    January 3, 2011 at 5:02 am | Report abuse |
  15. just me

    plus I like boys anyways. not men, boys.

    January 3, 2011 at 5:09 am | Report abuse |
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