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Man Dead on LES Sidewalk After Leap from Manhattan Bridge, Cops Say

By Jess Wisloski | March 16, 2013 12:54pm

LOWER EAST SIDE — A 33-year-old man was found dead on Cherry Street after police responded to reports of a possible suicide near the Manhattan Bridge, cops said.

The victim, who had not been identified Saturday, was lying on the sidewalk, and discovered at 8:09 p.m. Friday, between Market and Pike streets, police said.

He was dead at the scene, police said.

While the cause of death had yet to be determined by a medical examiner, police said it appeared the man had jumped from the Manhattan Bridge.

An investigation was ongoing, police said.