Suicide on the Rip Van Winkle bridge

The Daily Mail and the Daily Freeman are reporting that an unidentified person fatally jumped off the Rip Van Winkle Bridge this afternoon. The Mail reports that the bridge was closed for several hours as authorities inspected a suspicious package:

The recovery operation, undertaken by joint agencies from both sides of the river, was of longer duration because a suspicious package on the bridge had to be inspected, according to officials on the scene.