Police Enlist the Help of Semi Truck Drivers to Help Distressed Man

Quick thinking Police in Detroit enlisted the help of several semi-truck drivers to assist them in their efforts to prevent a suicidal man from jumping onto the highway below.

The incident occurred Tuesday morning around 1:00 a.m. on highway 696 in the Detroit suburb of Oak Park.

Authorities shut down the highway and only allowed semi- trucks to pass through the barricade. Police then had the the semi-trucks park under the bridge to shorten the distance the man would fall if he decided to jump.

A photo posted to the police department’s Twitter feed shows 13 trucks lined up side by side.

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After hours of negotiations, the man decided to peacefully walk off of the bridge. He was then taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation.

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, anxiety, or having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. They are there for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and every call is confidential. You can also contact them by texting 741-741.

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