Police rescue a man hanging off George Washington Bridge

police rescue

Reports: Daily Mail

A suicidal man with a gun caused an hour-long standoff on the George Washington Bridge forcing police to make a high-risk rescue.

Port Authority police approached the man threatening to jump off the bridge through the west-bound side Friday morning. Upper-level lanes were shut around 10.20am.

The man had been waving what police later discovered to be a starter gun, ABC 7 reported.

Fireman risks his life carrying a flaming gas cylinder in his arms

Fireman risks life

Reports: Daily Mail

Dramatic footage shows the moment a fireman risks his life carrying a flaming gas cylinder down seven storeys in his arms.

The man was pictured carrying the object on February 21 in Xianyang, China’s Hubei province in order to save the residential block from a massive blast.

Following the incident, the cylinder was cooled and the situation was confirmed stable, saving the building, reports Huanqiu, an affiliation with the People’s Daily Online.

Teacher ‘threatened to burn bosses alive if he didn’t get raise’

Omar Alanis

Reports: Daily Mail

A history teacher has been arrested for threatening to murder his bosses if they didn’t give him a raise.

Omar Alanis, 29, was arrested at his home in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday and charged with making a terroristic threat to a public servant.

Officials say that about a week before he was arrested, Alanis sent out multiple emails to his colleagues and administrators at Seagoville High School, demanding that he and another teacher be paid the ‘Master Teacher Salary’.

Mechanic, 74, hands his car keys to stranger after his car broke down

stranded stranger

Reports: Daily Mail

An Iowa man’s encounter with a kind stranger after his car broke down while he was on a 370-mile road trip to a funeral has gone viral.

Todd Steinkamp had been traveling from Iowa to Green Bay, Wisconsin when he met a Good Samaritan who lent him his truck to complete his trip.

He had been 70 miles away from his destination when his car began to give out.

Man charged in death of 4-year-old who shot himself

Demeko DeSean Robinson

Reports: Daily Mail

A man has been charged with manslaughter after his girlfriend’s four-year-old son accidentally shot and killed himself with a gun he found lying around.

Demeko DeSean Robinson, 26, from Winter Haven, Florida was arrested on Thursday in connection with the tragic death of Avion Weaver.

He was charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child, tampering with evidence and giving false information to a law officer during an investigation.

Colombian police arrest gangster suspected of 117 murders

John Alexander Calderon Vidal

Reports: Daily Mail

Colombian police have arrested a man suspected of 117 murders after a year-long investigation.

The man, identified as John Alexander Calderon Vidal, alias Largo (Large), was arrested in the city of Cali, in the western Colombian department of Valle del Cauca.

He was the leader of a criminal gang and has been charged with 117 homicides, committed in the city of Cali and on Colombia’s Atlantic coast.

Two officers injured in a shootout with a suspect in Washington DC

Washington DC shootout

Reports: Daily Mail

Two police officers were wounded in Washington DC during a shootout with a suspect, who was killed.

The officers, from the DC Police Department’s crime suppression unit, tackled the suspect on Thursday night in the northeast corner of the city.

Police Chief Peter Newsham said both officers sustained injuries that were not life-threatening and were conscious when taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Passersby break car window to rescue driver from burning building

rescue driver

Reports: Daily Mail

This is the dramatic moment passersby team together and break a car window to rescue a driver from a burning vehicle.

The footage was recorded on February 22 in China’s Hunan province.

According to reports, the driver was rescued and taken to hospital.

Eight-year-old girl sells vegetable on the street to find parents

Yang Xiuxia

Reports: Daily Mail

Little Yang Xiuxia’s biggest wish is to find her parents whom she has never met.

The eight-year-old girl has been selling vegetable on the street of a Chinese city for five years in hope of bumping into her parents, who abandoned her when she was one month old.

Yang said she misses her parents and she wishes one day her parents could come to pick her up from school.

Ex-NFL player fired from Christian prep school job over alcohol photo

Fernando Bryant

Reports: Daily Mail

A football coach at a Christian prep school has been fired from his job after a three-year-old picture of him posing with an alcohol bottle surfaced online.

Fernando Bryant, 39, a former NFL player who is now a professional coach, had been given a job by Strong Rock Christian School, in Locust Grove, Georgia.

The school asked him to resign from his position on February 19 after parents complained about content on his family’s social media accounts.