Man found after jumping from vehicle on 590

Updated: 06/05/2014 5:47 PM
Created: 06/05/2014 7:39 AM WHEC.com
By: Nikki Rudd

The search for a Brighton man who jumped out of a car on Route 590 during rush hour Thursday morning is over. News10NBC was first to report the story on 590 South near Highland Avenue.

After four hours of searching on the ground and by the air -- the 44-year-old man was found on the other side of a fence, not far from where he jumped out of a car around 7 a.m.

Police pulled him through the fence and into an ambulance. The man was bleeding from his elbows, but appeared to be okay.

State police say he had just been released from the hospital for psychiatric care. Investigators say the man's girlfriend had just picked up at the hospital when he jumped out of the car on Rt. 590 near Highland Avenue. Police thought he ran into some nearby woods. They brought in K-9 units, bloodhounds and the state police helicopter to find him. By 11:30, the man was found at a fence near 590 and Highland Avenue.

Police say he was never a threat to the community, but as a precaution - nearby Council Rock Elementary School was put on lockout meaning no one can enter the building. We spoke with a father, Aaron Wagner, who has three kids in the school.

He told us, "I talked to the police officer he said the kids are fine, safe. They're going to stay out there make sure no one goes in or out of the school. So i'm not concerned about it."

Again - the man who police say bailed out of a car on 590 this morning has been found and is expected to be okay.

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