A father jumped off an overpass in northern New Jersey with his two children in his arms on Monday, killing himself and injuring the children , police said.

The man , who was not identified, intentionally jumped from an Interstate 287 overpass into a wooded area near the Wanaque River in Wanaque Township at about 8 pm local time, New Jersey State Police said in a statement.

The man was found dead at the scene. The children were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries, state police said.