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NJ state troopers save suicidal man with knife during traffic stop in Warren County

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – Troopers from Troop “B” Washington Station recently rescued a man who had threatened to take his life during a motor vehicle stop on Route 31 in Washington Township, state police said.

Troopers received an attempt to locate call for a driver who fled a traffic stop from Mansfield Township Police Officers on Route 57, state police said.

Troopers located the vehicle on Route 57 and attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop. The driver continued driving before eventually stopping on Route 31, state police said.

When troopers approached the vehicle, they observed the driver holding a knife to his neck while threatening to harm himself. After speaking with the driver for a short time, troopers convinced him to put the knife down and exit his vehicle, state police said.

Once the driver exited the vehicle, he was transported to an area hospital for evaluation, state police said.

Anyone experiencing a crisis that seems too much to handle is urged to contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by dialing 988 or

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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