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Trucks form line across interstate to help man considering suicide

11 months 4 weeks 1 day ago Tuesday, April 24 2018 Apr 24, 2018 April 24, 2018 12:28 PM April 24, 2018 in News
Source: WJBK

OAK PARK, MI - Police in Michigan executed an extraordinary act to keep a man from taking his own life.

A report from WJBK says that Michigan State Police planned to have truck drivers arrange a line across the interstate to shorten the fall of a man threatening to jump from the overpass.

Police were dispatched after a 911 call was made, and immediately closed the interstate in both directions. Thirteen semi-trailer trucks parked in a line under the bridge, in case the man decided to jump.

MSP says authorities spoke with the man for several hours on the bridge. Thankfully, he chose to walk away and did not jump.

If you or a loved one is feeling distressed, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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