Cops: Man Stabs Wife, Takes Fatal Plunge From Verrazano Bridge

Source: Ibagli via Wikimedia Commons
Source: Ibagli via Wikimedia Commons

A Staten Island man stabbed his wife before driving to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, abandoning his car and taking a fatal plunge on Sunday, say police.

Cops were called to the bridge at 8:43 a.m. for an abandoned 2012 Hyundai Genesis on the Brooklyn-bound upper-level, and witnesses said they saw a man exit the vehicle and jump from the bridge, according to SILive.

Coast Guard rescuers recovered the man’s body just before 9:00 a.m., and he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Less than 10 minutes before that call, at 8:36 a.m., 911 operators were fielding another about a stabbing in Staten Island’s Willowbrook neighborhood.

SILive reports:

Once there, cops discovered a 51-year-old woman with two stab wounds to her torso.
Three children, ages 9, 14 and 15, were inside the home when police arrived, authorities said, and one of the children made the initial 911 call. None of the children were injured, police said.
Police could not immediately say what time the stabbing occurred.

The car found on the bridge was the same as the one owned by the victim’s husband, and in which he was seen fleeing the home.

The woman was taken to Staten Island Hospital, where she is in critical condition.

Police have not yet released the identity of the husband or wife.


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