Roanoke City Police stopped a man from jumping off a bridge over Interstate 581 Wednesday night.
As a precaution, officers blocked the southbound lanes of I-581 at Hershberger Road starting around 9 p.m. The man had gotten on the outside of the chain link fence on the Liberty Road bridge.
12 officers showed up, and helped talk the man down over a little more than half-an-hour, then helped him safely get off the bridge.
Roanoke City Police have blocked Interstate 581 southbound in Roanoke at the Hershberger Road exit.
There's a situation in-between the Hershberger Road and Orange Avenue exits that officers are working.
Traffic is being detoured off at Hershberger Road.
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