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Truck drivers join forces to help save suicidal man on Michigan freeway

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OAK PARK, Mich. (NBC)- A line of truckers, along with the Michigan State Police, helped a man who was considering suicide on a highway overpass.

Michigan State Police said they received a call about a suicidal man who was threatening to jump. 

The incident happened shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday and lasted several hours.

A photo that was tweeted out by the Michigan State Police, shows several semi trucks that lined up under the overpass to prevent the man from injuring himself.

In the tweet, police said, "This photo does show the work troopers and local officers do to serve the public. Also in that photo is a man struggling with the decision to take his own life - please remember help is available through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255."  

Negotiators spoke with the man for several hours, and thankfully he did not jump off the bridge. He walked off the overpass, and Huntington Woods officers took him to Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.

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