The lanes of Interstate 696 near Detroit were closed Tuesday morning as Michigan State Police and members of the trucking community organized in an unique and awesome way to help a man threatening suicide on a highway overpass.
Just before 1 a.m., a call came in about an unarmed man on the bridge, Fox 2 reports. In response to this man’s suicide threat, police closed the highway and organized a convoy of 13 semi-trucks to park under the overpass and shorten the distance he would fall if he jumped.
Ultimately, the man did not jump, as negotiators talked with him for hours until the situation was resolved. The man walked off the bridge, and police took him to a hospital for evaluation.
We should all be thankful for the police and for the selfless, loving members of the trucking community who showed worked together Tuesday to help save save a life.
Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
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