Crime Scene Tape

Jersey City police have rescued a man from the water near the Jersey Avenue bridge leading to Liberty State Park.

According to reports, the man attempted to rob a woman while threatening her with a wooden plank.

The Emergency Services Unit was called to the scene and was able to bring the man onto dry land.

The man apparently “escaped” from nearby Jersey City Medical Center.  He is now being returned to JCMC and detained as a flight risk.