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Port Authority police grab suicidal man off bus from Vermont, find drugs

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BEYOND BERGEN: A Vermont man who posted suicidal intentions on social media was taken into custody by Port Authority police at the midtown bus terminal before dawn today, authorities said.

PAPD officers had received an alert from their colleagues in Springfield around 4 a.m. that 29-year-old Padraic Scanlon was armed and possibly suicidal, the authority’s Joseph Pentangelo told CLIFFVIEW PILOT tonight.

They found Scanlon around 11 a.m. outside the Port Authority bus terminal, Pentangelo said.

He was carrying 6 grams of MDMA, 12 Oxycodone pills, a small amount of marijuana and no weapons, he said.

Scanlon, who has a criminal history that includes arrests for theft and DWI, was charged with drug possession and taken to Bellevue Hospital Center for observation.

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