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Incident Report for Case #2018-145304

Incident Type


Incident Date

04/24/2018 - 8:15 PM


W. Beltline Highway (Cannonball bike path bridge)


 One of the MPD's certified crisis negotiators was able to establish a good rapport with a despondent teenager last night and ultimately convinced the young man to come back inside the safe side of a security fence over the West Beltline Highway.

Multiple callers had seen the teen standing on top of the Cannonball bike path bridge. It appeared he was getting ready to jump.

The teen told the officer he was overwhelmed with life and feeling suicidal. The negotiator got the teen to talk about sports and some positive things in his life. The teen said he would come to the officer. He is now being connected to community resources.

Released 04/25/2018 at 10:13 AM by PIO Joel Despain

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