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Friday, 03 August 2001 08:45
OMAHA, Nebraska - In police parlance he is known as a "jumper," someone who wants to commit suicide by jumping from some high place. This particular jumper was threatening to do the deed by leaping from an overpass into traffic.
While police tried to talk him down a hacker managed to break onto the police radio frequency, and broadcast the Van Halen song JUMP for three and a half minutes. As officers were negotiating all of the police radios suddenly blared, "...might as well jump... go ahead jump!"
Police say the man clutching an overpass fence couldn't have heard the broadcast, however police chief Don Carey was still not amused. In a display of acumen and discretion Carey called the broadcast "inappropriate." Police say someone who found a lost or stolen police radio might have transmitted the song. The jumper was eventually talked down safely.
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