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Bridge jumper in Rankin


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      Police are searching for the body of a man who apparently stopped his car and jumped off of the Rankin Bridge Tuesday afternoon.

      Rankin Police were dispatched to the bridge just before 1 p.m. in response to 911 calls from multiple witnesses who saw an African-American man jump from the railing of the bridge. Allegheny County Homicide detectives responded to the scene.

      A car was found parked in a lane of travel on the bridge, presumably owned by the jumper. The identity of the person that jumped has not been confirmed and will not be confirmed until the body is recovered. No foul play is suspected at this time.

      Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tipline at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477). Callers can remain anonymous. Police can also be reached via their social media sites.

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