13 semitrucks join forces to help save suicidal man on Detroit freeway

13 semis line up to save suicidal man

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The display started around 1 a.m. when an unidentified man was on the bridge and threatening to jump onto Interstate 696.

Police then directed the trucks to line underneath the overpass.

All Eastbound and Eastbound lanes of I-696 are back open now.

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The results are visible in the photo above from the Michigan State Police Twitter account.

Police reportedly talked to the man for several hours before the incident came to a close. As officers routed traffic away, they directed truckers to drive into positions to shorten the fall if the man jumped.

Photos of at least 13 truckers are now on social media, showing the drivers lined up under the bridge.

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"This photo does show the work troopers and local officers do to serve the public", the department wrote.

"There are so many other options for help, be it the National Suicide Prevention hotline, clergy, family, call 911, call somebody".

If you are having suicidal thoughts, we urge you to get help immediately.

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Anyone who is is feeling like they may harm themselves can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 to speak to someone. "It is our hope to never see another photo like this again".

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