Michigan State Police got an assist from 13 truck drivers early this morning in an effort to keep a man from killing himself.
Media reports say a man was threatening to jump from an overpass above I-696 in Huntington Woods, which is northwest of Detroit. The police shut off traffic, but waved trucks through.
The truckers lined up under the overpass to shorten the man’s fall in case he jumped while police talked to him. The man was not identified.
It took four hours, but police convinced the man to leave the overpass to get medical help.
Photo by Michigan State Police.
This photo does show the work troopers and local officers do to serve the public. But also in that photo is a man struggling with the decision to take his own life. Please remember help is available through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. pic.twitter.com/RBAlCIXT1o— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) April 24, 2018