You are reading

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.

email the author: [email protected]
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Met Council leader warns of ‘catastrophe’ for low-income families in Queens due to lack of pandemic-era federal food aid

Mar. 28, 2023 By Bill Parry

As an accomplished legislator, law professor and media personality with broad experience in government and not-for-profit organizations, Met Council CEO and executive director David Greenfield is well aware of the power of words. With Passover arriving on Wednesday, April 5, and with federal pandemic food assistance no longer available to low-income families in Queens, the leader of the nation’s largest Jewish charity organization warned of a coming “catastrophe” and called for the city to step up to provide $13 million in emergency funding for pantries to help New Yorkers facing food insecurity and elevated costs of living in the borough.

Pair of Queens community organizations will activate public spaces to celebrate local cultures

Two Queens community organizations are among an inaugural cohort of five groups citywide that will lead new projects to celebrate local cultures and histories in public spaces under a new initiative called The Local Center in a partnership between Urban Design Forum and the Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development (ANHD).

At a time when New York is grappling with an uneven pandemic recovery and as displacement looms large for communities and neighborhoods across the five boroughs, this new endeavor will convene interdisciplinary teams to transform and activate the shared spaces where cultural traditions flourish — and importantly, center the community visions and leadership that is too often left out of the process.