This photo show several semi trucks lined up under the overpass to prevent the man from injuring himself.
After successfully blocking off all lanes of traffic on the highway below, Michigan State troopers allowed 13 semi truck drivers through the barricade and instructed them to park their vehicles side by side underneath the overpass.
Authorities closed the eastbound lanes but made a decision to let semi-trucks through after coming up with an unusual plan to keep the unnamed man from jumping.
The situation came to a peaceful conclusion when the man chose to walk off the bridge after several hours of negotiations with police.
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The Michigan State Police, Huntington Woods and Oak Park Police all worked together to keep the man from jumping. The interstate was closed for several hours as emergency crews worked to get the man off the overpass.
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In the end, Fox 2 reports that police managed to talk the man away from the edge, and he was taken to a hospital.