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Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy talks man off Monroe Street Bridge

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Early Sunday morning, a Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy noticed a man sitting on the edge of the Monroe Street Bridge and pulled over to help. 

Just after midnight on Sunday, Deputy Andrew Richmond noticed the man leaning against a pillar on the bridge with his knees pulled up to his chest and his head down. Deputy Richmond feared the man was going to jump so he immediately stopped to talk to him. The man appeared very upset and actually stood up and began looking over the edge when Deputy Richmond approached him. 

Deputy Richmond developed a conversation with the man, who told him he walked from north Spokane with the intention of going to the Monroe Street Bridge. The man said he was trying to decide if he was going to jump or not. After talking with the man for 20 minutes, Deputy Richmond convinced him to come with him to get the help he needed. 

The Sheriff's Office says the man received the assistance he needed. 

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