Trucks line up under bridge to save suicidal man

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DETROIT, MI (WCMH) – A photo shared by Detroit police has people talking after it shows a row of semi-trucks lining a roadway to help a suicidal man. 

According to WDIV, the Michigan State Police reported a suicidal man threatened to jump from the I-696 overpass early Tuesday morning. 

That’s when police began asking semi-truck drivers to pull under the bridge to shorten the man’s fall, should he jump, according to WJBK

Thankfully the man didn’t jump, but a photo of the trucks lined up has gone viral after it was tweeted by the Michigan State Police. The photograph of the trucks in action shows 13 semis lined up along the westbound and eastbound lanes of Interstate 696. The interstate was closed for several hours as emergency crews worked to get the man off the overpass. 

MSP Metro Detroit@mspmetrodet

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.

Eventually, the man was talked off the ledge of the overpass. 

“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,” the tweet reads. 

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