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13 semi-trucks park under Detroit overpass to help man considering suicide

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13 semi-truck drivers parked their big rigs under a highway overpass early Tuesday morning to help shorten the fall of a man who was threatening to jump. 

All lanes of Highway 696 were closed early Tuesday morning after a call came in just before 1:00 a.m. of a man threatening to jump. 

Michigan State Police shut down east and westbound lanes and began organizing the semi-trucks to park under the overpass. In the end, 13 trucks parked under the overpass to shorten the distance he would fall, if he would've jumped. 

Three hours after it began, the man did not jump and the situation ended as he walked off the bridge. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation. 

If you or a loved one is feeling distressed, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The crisis center provides free and confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to civilians and veterans. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Or text to 741-741 

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