Deputies talk despondent man off I-90 overpass

Posted at 1:10 PM, Jan 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-08 13:10:18-05

Deputies in Chautauqua County were able to talk a despondent man out of taking their own life.

Officers were called to the I-90 overpass on Route 60 in Dunkirk around 11 p.m. on Thursday after an unidentified man climbed onto the outside of the safety fence. The man was standing on the ledge of the bridge that passes over the Thruway.

The Thruway was shut down for a period of time as deputies made contact with the man and spoke to him, eventually persuading him to make his way back across the ledge and off the overpass.

He was taken to the Lakeshore Hospital for a mental health evaluation.

He will not face any charges.




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