I Told You Not to Get Him Another Tie for Fathers Day

Bridge. Maine news from The Rumford Meteor

fathers dayPROSPECT — Maine State Police officials talked a suicidal man out of jumping off the Penobscot Narrows Bridge Sunday afternoon. The 43-year-old Hancock County resident, whom police did not name, climbed over the safety railing at about 12:45 p.m., according to Sgt. Pat Hood of the Maine State Police. Trooper Jon Leach, who was off-duty, saw the man on the other side of the safety rail. He stopped his vehicle and called for backup, and Hood and Trooper Desiree Wuthenow arrived to help. Together, the trio spent 20 minutes talking to the man, who told them that he wanted to die. “It was a combination of life events led him to the point that day,” Hood said Monday. “I think it was years of stuff basically coming to a head. The significance of Fathers Day probably didn’t help any, either.” (read more at the Lewiston Sun Journal)

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