Truck drivers help police after man threatens to jump off I-75 overpass
Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:22:28 GMT —
A downstate man, threatening to jump off an I-75 overpass, was taken to the hospital for treatment following a three-hour standoff with police.
Michigan State Police, along with several other law enforcement agencies, were called to the Levering Road overpass in Cheboygan County around 5pm Sunday.
Police say a 26-year-old Rochester Hills man threatened to jump onto the freeway. The man was armed with knife and had cut his arms and neck.
During the standoff northbound traffic was diverted and three semi trucks were parked alongside each other to shorten the distance of a fall.
A State Police negotiator was called to the scene and around 8pm officials say the man became exhausted and dropped the knife. Officers were able to grab the man and pull him back from the overpass.
He was taken to the hospital for treatment and mental evaluation.