We heard from several readers last night about a large group of police and other emergency responders on the south end of John V. Lindsay East River Park.
Said one reader: "Biked by there around 7:30 p.m. — ambulances, law enforcement, etc. gathering around a spot in the tall grass right by the river. They cordoned off the area and shooed us onlookers away."
The Daily News reports that police found a body of a man in his 30s "in a desolate stretch of grass."
The body was discovered in an area of the park that is under construction, east of FDR Drive, near Jackson St.
Cops found an improvised gun fashioned from a metal pipe in the nearby shrubs, sources said.
Police believe that the man took his own life.