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Good Samaritan talks suicidal man off wall on Hoan Bridge

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Thursday night, at 10:45 p.m., a suicidal subject was standing on a wall on the Hoan Bridge. He had parked his car nearby with flashers on. A Good Samaritan who stopped and spoke with the 58-year-old man was able to convince him not to jump.

Acting Sheriff Inspector Richard Schmidt, said, “I commend this citizen for stopping to help a person in distress. He did not hesitate to intervene in a dangerous freeway situation to save the life of another.”

Responding deputies arrived, and transported the man to the Behavioral Health Center for evaluation.

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