SO shocking! Shortly before father-of-two, John Spincken, plunged to his death by jumping off a NJ bridge — while holding his toddler sons — he reportedly threatened his family after a super heated argument with his wife. Eerily foreshadowing the scary events that were to take place later that night, new reports ALSO claim John kidnapped the boys before trying to kill them!
The nightmare that easily could have had a heartbreaking ending, miraculously had a happy conclusion when two young boys survived the deadly fall that ended up killing their suicidal father. And what led up to the scary incident of John Spincken, 37, holding his children as he jumped off a NJ bridge to commit suicide, have turned out to be almost as terrifying as the deadly deed itself.
‘It’s nothing short of a miracle’ https://t.co/PKKXtdrR9n
— Janelle Burrell (@BurrellTV) October 25, 2016
In fact, the night of the incident, which occurred on Oct. 24, actually began with a kidnapping, according to The Washington Post. It all started with a call from a friend of John’s wife, who said the father-of-two had taken the toddlers — two boys ages 1 and 3 whose names have not been released yet — and threatened to harm them. The boys’ mother then reportedly told police that the two of them had argued and John had driven away — with their sons — in a white SUV.
“It was a verbal dispute and it escalated where he made these threats against the children, and the wife took it seriously and called police,” Pequannock Township Capt. Christopher DePuyt revealed on the morning of Oct. 25. Police ended up tracking John by using his cellphone signal, and they found his unoccupied car on the 100-foot bridge located in Wanaque, NJ.
John reportedly climbed on top of his car and then proceeded to scale a 12-foot-high fence, which is meant to prevent people from jumping off the bridge, Christopher said. Miraculously, the little boys both survived the drop — police think it was the trees that helped cushion their fall — but their father died upon impact.
“When the officers found the children conscious and alert it was nothing short of a miracle, that’s for sure,” Christopher disclosed. “If there is a silver lining, it’s that the kids are ok.” The boys, whose injuries weren’t disclosed, are actually reportedly doing BETTER than ok and are expected to make a full recovery! At this point it is not known what triggered John’s horrific act.
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