A father was left speechless after police told him they are ‘too busy’ dealing with Eric Garner protests to search for his suicidal son.

Andreas Robbins, 25, from Stuyvesant, New York, left a suicide note saying he was going to jump off the George Washington Bridge on Monday night – and hasn’t been seen since.

His father Columbia University Professor Bruce Robbins said the NYPD was initially helpful, but now officers are busy dealing with thousands of protesters disrupting traffic and staging ‘die-ins’.

‘I was kind of speechless,’ said Mr Robbins. ‘A detective basically said, ‘There’s no one out to take your case because everyone is out there dealing with the consequences of the Eric Garner case’.’

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