Officers Prevent Woman From Jumping Off West Side Bridge

Milwaukee Police Officers prevented a woman that was crying from jumping off a bridge on Thursday. 

According to police, District Three officers were dispatched around 9:10 a.m. on June 16 to the 35th Street Viaduct for a suicidal person.

When the officers arrived, a woman was sitting on the bridge crying with her legs over the railing.

Officers Charles Seelow and Kathryn Anderer began to talk to the woman as she further indicated she was going to jump. As Officer Anderer utilized her Crisis Intervention Training, Officer Seelow positioned himself opposite of the woman.

The woman was distracted for a brief moment at which time Officer Seelow reached over the railing and pulled her to safety.

The woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment and later admitted to Milwaukee County Mental Health.

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