Man Arguing With Girlfriend Threw Good Samaritan Off Bridge: Police

Gregory Rottjer, 25, of Derby, Connecticut, is accused of throwing a man off a bridge during the early morning hours of Nov. 23

A Connecticut man is facing an attempted murder charge after he allegedly threw another man off a bridge during an argument with his girlfriend.
Police arrested 25-year-old Gregory Rottjer on Tuesday in connection with the  incident that occurred around 1 a.m. Thanksgiving Day on the bridge connecting the small Connecticut cities of Shelton and Derby.
Rottjer and his girlfriend, 22-year-old Jennifer Hannum, guing while were ar walking over the bridge when the victim and his brother asked Hannum if she was OK, according to WFSB-TV.
Police said the two good Samaritans attempted to walk away, but Rottjer and a friend who was at the scene, 27-year-old Matthew Dorso, allegedly started a fight with them.
During the skirmish, Rottjer allegedly  threw the 30-year-old victim off the bridg  and into the icy Housatonic River, a drop of 45 feet, according to The Hartford Courant.
A rescue crew was called and the victim was saved from drowning by a police officer who jumped into the river and pulled him to shore.
Rottjer, Dorso and Hannum fled the scene, police said.
Rottjer has also been charged with first-degree assault and reckless endangerment. He is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail.
Dorso was charged with third-degree assault and released on a promise to appear in court on Dec. 22. Hannum is charged with interfering with an officer and was released on $1,000 bail. She is also due in court Dec. 22, according to The Connecticut Post
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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