Around 1 a.m. on April 24, truck drivers in the Oak Park area of Michigan received a call from area police: A man was standing on the edge of a local bridge, ready to jump
Those drivers raced to the scene to help â€” and lined up their trucks under the bridge, providing a relatively safe landing space should the man jump.
Fortunately, he didn’t.
Sgt. Jason Brockdorff of the Huntington Woods Police Department said that the response was something local police and truck drivers had actually trained for. But whatÂ _was_Â unusual was the sheer number of drivers who responded to the call.
“That’s a practice we use if we have a jumper. We try to do it every time, to lessen the distance someone would travel if they were to jump. Fortunately, that didn’t happen.”
Once the trucks were in place, the police were able to more comfortably negotiate with the unidentified man.
Eventually, the man walked off the bridge on his own and is currently receiving medical help.