Semis line up on interstate in Detroit to help save suicidal man

Elias Hubbard
April 24, 2018

According to Michigan State Police, a man was "struggling with the decision to take his own life" on an overpass on the I-696 freeway.

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.

Police in MI enlisted the help of multiple truck drivers to help a man who was threatening suicide on a highway overpass.

Tuesday morning, all lanes of 696 were closed at Coolidge in both directions as a man threatened suicide.

"You can also call a loved one, member of the clergy or 911".

The closures began shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday and lasted several hours. As officers routed traffic away, they directed truckers to drive into positions to shorten the fall if the man jumped. The interstate was closed for several hours as emergency crews worked to get the man off the overpass.

Important note: If you or a loved one is feeling distressed, please remember help is available through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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