Video: NYPD Detective Saves Man From Jumping Off Bridge

New York Police Department Detective Claudio Sanchez is being called a hero for making a split-second move which saved a 31-year-old man who tried to jump off the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge in New York City.

In an attempt to take his own life, the man scaled the bridge on Sunday afternoon, which is 100 feet above the Hudson River. Video released by the NYPD showed the standoff between officers at the scene and the suicidal man, who had tied a rope around his neck and lost consciousness.

The video shows the detective running across the platform of the ledge, then grabbing the man as he was put into a harness.

"We had no second thought," Sanchez, a member of NYPD's special ops team, told WNBC-TV. "It had to be done. And the reaction was, 'Let's grab this guy and make sure we can get him down safely and whatever problems he had, they can be resolved.'"

Emergency services unit officers performed CPR on the man, who was then taken to a local hospital, according to WNBC. At the time of the report, the 31-year-old man was in stable but serious condition.

Sanchez and ESU Sergeant Larry McAlister told NBC that the rescue could have only been made with the team of officers they had in place.

"They all had a job," McAlister told the station. "Everyone did what they were supposed to do."

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