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.
Tuesday is the first night for volunteers enrolled in this fall's Citizen's Academy. Some choose to continue that training through the Citizens on Patrol Academy.