Truckers help troopers prevent man from jumping off MI bridge

Truckers help troopers prevent man from jumping off MI bridge

Truckers help troopers prevent man from jumping off MI bridge

Semis line up along I-696 in Detroit to prevent a suicidal man from jumping off the overpass.

"Please remember help is available through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255", Michigan State Police posted on social media.

Negotiators spoke with the man for several hours and he eventually walked off the bridge.

In a tweet, Michigan State Police said "The photo does show the work troopers and local officers do to serve the public".

Detroit station WJBK-TV reported that semitruck drivers joined police on Highway 696 in Oak Park, Michigan, at the Coolidge bridge at about 1 a.m. He continued, "same thing on the west bound side".

Due to the joint effort, the man was reportedly talked down from the edge.

Police received the call around 1 a.m this morning that there was a man threatening suicide. After about 3 hours - they were able to get him down where he was taken to the hospital to get help.

Shaw urged anyone struggling with such decisions to seek help from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, their loved ones, clergy or 911.

Take a look at this photo to see the finished result.

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