Police from Vermont & New Hampshire fail to keep man from jumping

WINDSOR (AP) - Vermont State Police say a New Hampshire man wanted in connection with a domestic incident in his home state jumped to his death from an Interstate 91 bridge while troopers tried to make contact with him.

Vermont police say they were called at about 11 a.m. Thursday after receiving a report that 37-year-old Joseph Sylvester, of Claremont, might be near an interstate bridge in Windsor.

Troopers from Vermont and New Hampshire and officers from the Windsor police and fire departments responded.

When the first trooper arrived Sylvester was standing at the edge of the bridge in the southbound lane. He jumped before contact was made.

He was found below on Vermont Route 44. He was declared dead at the scene.

The investigation is continuing.


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