Over a dozen tractor-trailers lined up under an overpass on Interstate 696 in Detroit to help prevent a man from jumping off the overpass. Authorities were called to the spot and negotiators worked for several hours to convince him not to jump as officials directed the semis to park down below. Michigan State Police shared an image on Twitter of the 13 side-by-side trucks waiting on the interstate, there in case the man jumped. Eventually, the man came down from the edge of the overpass and was taken to the hospital.
There is some confusion with the photo taken this morning. This is not an MSP photo as we don’t share law enforcement tactics. This photo was taken by a photographer at @FOX2News that was also doing their job this morning at the scene. pic.twitter.com/ONlsDULGys— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) April 24, 2018