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March 25, 2014

Teen charged in bridge jump incident

CUMBERLAND — Cumberland Police charged a 16-year-old boy with disorderly conduct after learning that he jumped from the Valley Street Bridge on Monday afternoon.

The boy was located and identified by a separate eye witness. He was released to the custody of his mother pending further action through the Department of Juvenile Services.

Around 3 p.m., a school bus driver reported to police that someone had jumped from the bridge. Cumberland Fire Department and Maryland State Police medevac helicopter assisted in searching for the person but found no one. Officers did find evidence on the rail of a portion of the bridge that is over land about 8 to 10 feet above the ground.

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