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Fire Island Inlet bridge closed after report, cops say

The Robert Moses Causeway reopened to traffic at 11:25 a.m. Sunday after being closed in both directions for nearly three hours after police responded to a man threatening to jump off the Fire Island Inlet bridge.

A spokesman for the Suffolk County police said police received a call at 8:34 a.m. “that someone was on the bridge” and police helicopters and emergency units were dispatched.

The spokesman said the man, identified by police only as “an adult male,” was put in a harness and taken down from the bridge by Robert Moses State Park police after hours of negotiating with authorities.

The spokesman added the man was expected to be taken to a hospital for medical treatment.

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