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Man found with skull in Cypress Hills Cemetery

Police responded to a 911 call for an emotionally disturbed person near Cypress Hill cemetery last Thursday and found him carrying a skull in a bag, a spokesman for the NYPD.

The spokesman said that at 10:44 a.m. last Thursday a Hispanic man, 37, called 911 saying he was planning to kill himself.

Officers from the 104th Precinct responded to the scene in Highland Park, adjacent to the intersection of Cypress Hills Street and the Jackie Robinson Parkway in Ridgewood. When they met the man, they found he was carrying a skull in a white bag, police said.

The skull appeared to be a number of years old and the case was not an open homicide, police said. The skull was being examined by the medical examiner’s office, police said Friday.

The man was removed to Elmhurst Hospital for examination, police said.

Reach reporter Rebecca Henely by e-mail at or by phone at 718-260-4564.

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