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Tractor-trailers line up to save man threatening to jump off bridge

Semis lined up under the overpass to prevent the man from hurting himself

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DETROIT – Michigan State Police say a suicidal man was threatening to jump off a bridge over I-696 early Tuesday morning when a several tractor-trailers lined up under the overpass to prevent the man from injuring himself.

All eastbound and westbound lanes of I-696 are back open following the situation.

The closures began shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday and lasted several hours.

Michigan State Police said a suicidal man was threatening to jump. 

A photo shows several semi trucks lined up under the overpass to prevent the man from injuring himself.

Along with the photo, Michigan State Police tweeted:


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