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Deputies Stop Man Threatening to Jump


Sheriff’s deputies say they stopped a man threatening to jump from a bridge. 

In a release, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office say deputies responded to the area of US 41, south of I-69, at about 6:25 Monday night, where a man was threatening suicide.

The man had called 911 and told the dispatcher that he was on a bridge and was planning to jump.

The man asked the dispatcher to tell his family goodbye.

Sheriff's deputies arrived and found the man in the southbound lanes of 41, facing a ledge on the west side of the highway.

The sheriff's office said deputies approached and were able to pull him away from the ledge.

They took him into custody he was taken to Deaconess Midtown Hospital for an evaluation.

The sheriff’s office said if you or someone you know has suicidal thoughts, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK.