Livestreaming suicide: Man contemplates jumping off bridge

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Indiana — Police in central Indiana say an officer was able to rescue a man from a bridge who was livestreaming his decision about whether to jump.

Peru Police Chief Mike Meeks told the Kokomo Tribune a family member approached an officer on Monday evening to report seeing a Facebook video of her brother sitting on the bridge contemplating jumping into the Wabash River.

Meeks said officers blocked traffic to the bridge and started speaking with the man.

He added that people watching the livestream implored him to get off the bridge while others encouraged him to jump.

The police chief said an officer pulled him to safety while the man's attention was on his phone and Facebook feed. The man was taken to a hospital for an evaluation.


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