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Man Hangs Himself from Lamppost on BQE, Near Northern Boulevard Exit

Jan. 13, 2020 By Allie Griffin

A 37-year-old man hanged himself from a lamppost along the Brooklyn Queens Expressway in Woodside during rush hour this morning.

At 8 a.m., police officers responded to a 911 call of an unconscious man on the eastbound side of the BQE near Northern Boulevard. When officers arrived, they found the man unconscious and unresponsive hanging from a lighting pole, police said.

The man was brought down from the pole and was pronounced dead by EMS.

The medical examiner will determine the official cause of death and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

In a photo posted to Twitter, five police vehicles can be seen at the location. A large police presence was also reported at the nearby Burger King below the raised expressway.


On the app Citizen, several users reported seeing the man’s body covered in a blanket and surrounded by police as they drove by.

The man lived less than two miles away and had gotten into an argument with his wife the night before, the New York Post reported.

She tracked his iPhone to the location with a GPS app, where she found him hanging, sources told the newspaper.

If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, you can get help by contacting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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Kim

Do not blame her or a stupid argument. Disagreements happen every day. Blame his ego for not getting help. The poor woman found him. That will never leave her.

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KB

She is not to be blamed for his choices in life. It was his job to keep himself happy. We as human beings share our lives with others. Once he realized any situation regardless of the fact of what it was, he always had a choice to decide to stick with it or leave it behind. Because it was unhealthy for him and him only. You also have to understand mental health, we don’t know his medical history. I truly feel for the whole family, I am truly SoooO Sorry For Your Families Loss. May the lord send your families peace serenity and comfort during this time of morning. may he continuously sleep in peace as well

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Cassie

You can’t say “ Not to blame her but you have to wonder if he’d still be with us for it not be that argument.” Without actually kind of blaming her.

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Sad part... Many of the suicides are #imdone

Most people don’t see the signs of suicide because they crop up quickly. Not to blame her but you have to wonder if he’d still be with us for it not be that argument.

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