A “suicidal” male teenager was rescued by a Nassau County police officer who pulled the teen off the ledge of a Wantagh State Parkway overpass Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Police were alerted to the apparent suicide attempt around 12:30 p.m. by a 911 caller who reported a “man by the railing,” a police spokeswoman said.

The 16-year-old had already climbed over the overpass’ railing by the time the Seventh Precinct officer arrived, police said.

The officer approached the teen and engaged in conversation before she got close enough to grab his arms and pull him to safety, police said.

The teen was taken to a local hospital for evaluation, police said.


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