Once that was done, they started getting volunteer truckers to pull their trucks underneath in each lane and on the shoulders so that if the man did jump, it was less likely the fall would be fatal.
Harrison said he just happened to be driving one of the trucks near the front after state police stopped traffic and the east and west side of the freeway while they were dealing with the would-be jumper.
Authorities closed the eastbound lanes but chose to let semi-trucks through after coming up with an unusual plan to keep the unnamed man from jumping.
Michigan State Police reminds everyone that while this photo does show a fearless rescue effort, it also shows a man struggling.
The Michigan State Police, Huntington Woods and Oak Park Police all worked together to keep the man from jumping.
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Sarkisian had earlier refused to go and on Sunday stormed out of televised talks with Pashinyan, accusing him of "blackmail". After the 2008 vote, about 10 people died in clashes between police and supporters of the defeated opposition candidate.
It took negotiators several hours to talk the man out of jumping. He walked off the overpass, and Huntington Woods officers took him to Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.
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News 6 partner WDIV reports that the incident prompted closures of east and westbound Interstate 696 for several hours on Tuesday beginning at 1 a.m.
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