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August 11, 2011

Video: NYPD unit saves 30 Rock jumper

Emergency Service Unit cops arrived at the 70-foot rooftop

By Kevin Fasick, Kirstan Conley and Michael Blaustein
The New York Post

NEW YORK — A desperate man, overwhelmed at losing his job, hopped a 6-foot barrier outside the "Top of the Rock" observation deck yesterday and spent a terrifying hour threatening to jump from the 70th-floor rooftop before he was pulled to safety.

George Ruiz, 23 - his face covered in an American-flag bandanna - dangled his legs over the ledge of the GE Building at about 3:50 p.m. while cops cleared the crowd from Rockefeller Plaza, 850 feet below.

Full story: Video: NYPD unit saves 30 Rock jumper

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