YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: An emotionally disturbed man who fled Bergen Regional Medical Center before dawn this morning walked into a tree nursery and set a small fire that was quickly extinguished, Paramus police said.
The call came from Eisele’s Nursery & Garden Center of New Jersey, on Oradell Avenue, at 7:05 a.m., Lt. John Scully said.
After quickly extinguishing the flames, police took the 44-year-old Lyndhurst man into custody and returned him to the medical center, Scully said.
The fire caused minimal damage, the lieutenant said.
The man apparently “eloped” from the center around 3:30 a.m. he said.
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