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

    Give me your hot dog, give me your footlong, but give me now! I haven't had it!!!

    January 3, 2011 at 5:10 am | Report abuse |
  2. heavy dee

    Wow you are really mental!

    January 3, 2011 at 5:14 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jaime

    I find it truly amazing that on a professional site such as CNN, when a story is released about some tragic event, instead of having intelligent comments posted concerning the subject- we get the trailer trash posters from hell ! – Isn't there a gossip site for losers some of these people could be writing their trash on, instead of degrading a world reknowned news site?

    January 3, 2011 at 5:15 am | Report abuse |
  4. heavy dee

    Imagine what a failure you must feel like to even attempt suicide, then to fail at that? Wow! He should have just done the death by cop thing. Plenty of cops out here in L.A. Would have gladly shot him dead!

    January 3, 2011 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
  5. Just me

    hey baby, I'll show you world renowned. afterwards you can make my sammich.

    January 3, 2011 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
  6. @Jaime

    But what's more fun than destroying what little credibility CNN has left?

    January 3, 2011 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
  7. Tv

    Everytime I sent my comment CNN blocked cause it's sensitive information to the US government haha ok I guess I'll just post it else where!

    January 3, 2011 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
  8. Tv

    Thatis crazy how I can't send my comments. Unreal how freedom is speech is take away in America. Everytime I write the paragraph I want CNN blocks it but when I write a regular paragraph like this one it goes through. I know if they accept my main comment that they have been blocking it will expose the government and the world powers so they can't do it. Oh well, Obama I still think your the man one suggestion since you won't let me speak to the public, can you give the public money like 5 thousand dollars per person. You can exclude millionaires since that will only be 0.5% of their true net worth. We all need that five thousand dollars right now. Oh by the way thank God this guy survived he will be fine but please grow up and get some help! Take care and Obama ny secret is safe with me since you don't publicize things I mentioned before which weren't accepted in this web site.

    January 3, 2011 at 5:40 am | Report abuse |
  9. Tv

    I'm amazed. Mr Obama can you call me you got my number obviously since your blocking my main comments. Interesting! Thanks fir the 5 k

    January 3, 2011 at 5:44 am | Report abuse |
  10. Liberty Queen

    Silly imposters~trying to discredit me by calling me a muskless one~ it will never work~your plans are futile~my man slave serves me well~as every husband slave should

    January 3, 2011 at 5:56 am | Report abuse |
  11. respect

    I never read so much heartless responce on someone trying to take there life. What if it was someone you love, would you be happy and excited.

    January 3, 2011 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  12. respect

    find out what it means to me.

    January 3, 2011 at 6:07 am | Report abuse |
  13. eugenio

    Hey all of you.Especially to liberty queen: if you wouldn't be a coward you wold have already killed yourself.So if you decide to kill your self now make sure you don't do it in NY city or you my land on liberty queen.Liberty queen you sucks,and must be terrorize to be collected by a garbageman.Hopefuly mr.Bloomberg will hire some garbagelesbian to collect you.

    January 3, 2011 at 6:22 am | Report abuse |
  14. @eugenio

    learn english. then re post.

    January 3, 2011 at 6:29 am | Report abuse |
  15. baebae


    January 3, 2011 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
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