Police: Man jumps from Newburgh Beacon Bridge after chase

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Police say a 23-year-old man abducted his 3-year-old daughter today and later took a fatal plunge off the Newburgh Beacon Bridge when police began to close in on him.

Authorities say 23-year-old Andre Brathwaite forced his way into his ex-girlfriend's home and took the couple's 3-year-old daughter without her permission. Police later spotted the young father driving along Interstate 84. They say he was pulled over, but as they approached the car, he took off and headed for the bridge.

Police say Brathwaite died instantly after hitting railroad tracks below. His 3-year-old daughter was not harmed.

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