DETROIT (CBS LOCAL/AP) – An incredible moment was caught on camera Tuesday morning, when all lanes of a Detroit highway were closed in both directions as a man considered suicide.Giant Pothole Damages 20 To 30 Cars On Route 1 South In Lynnfield
The Michigan State Police came up with a clever idea to shorten the fall. Acting fast, they organized a row of 13 semi truck drivers to remain in place under the bridge on I-696 to shorten the distance the man would fall if he were to jump.
Police received the call around 1 a.m that there was a man threatening suicide. Several local law enforcement agencies were on the scene along with negotiators.READ MORE: 3 Million Boppy Loungers Recalled After At Least 8 Infant Deaths
After several hours the situation ended peacefully with the man walking off the bridge. He was then taken by police to a hospital for evaluation.
If you or a loved one is feeling distressed, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The crisis center provides free and confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for civilians and veterans.
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text to 741-741.MORE NEWS: Rachael Rollins' US Attorney Nomination Held Up By Republican Senator
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