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Archive for Thursday, October 5, 2006

Police rescue man hanging from bridge

October 5, 2006

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A man dangling by one arm from the Kansas River bridge was rescued Wednesday by Lawrence Police.

About noon, police received a call of a possible suicide attempt on the bridge. An officer arrived and found a man hanging by one arm from the east side of the bridge, said Kim Murphree, a department spokeswoman. The man's bicycle was on a nearby sidewalk.

An officer grabbed the man's arm and held on until other officers arrived to assist. The man eventually was pulled back onto the sidewalk and taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Comments

doc1 8 years, 2 months ago

The newspaper is wrong. Actually the man had just climbed over the railing when police arrived and he was in the process of climbing down the handrail to jump when the officer grabbed him and refused to let go.

sprango 8 years, 2 months ago

Wow. Sounds like "Cantheman" had a busy afternoon. And let me just be the first to wish you well on your mental health evaluation.

promitida 8 years, 2 months ago

Yeah way to go Observer, so quick to start bashing someone that you didn't even read their whole comment. Though that seems to be how a lot of people do things on this website.

monkeyspunk 8 years, 2 months ago

Wow....so an LPD officer saves a persons life, and the 4-H program gets the headline. They shoot someone while protecting themselves and others, and its a major story.

Lawrence Journal World, it is sadly obvious where you stand when it comes our police force.

You are absolute cowards.

badger 8 years, 2 months ago

Observer, I think you mis-read monkeyspunk's post. I read it as being annoyed that cops doing exactly what they're supposed to, helping someone and possibly saving his life, got so little attention, but if it had been something they could have used to put the department in a negative light, it'd so totally have been Today's Massive News.

From here (which is, understandably, 700 miles away, so I may be wrong), it looks like you guys are agreeing on this.

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