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Lower Paxton Township Police Department
Monday March 21st, 2011 :: 01:22 p.m. EDT


Suicidal man pulled from Elmerton Ave. bridge over I-83 by Officers on Saturday,

DATE: Monday, March 21, 2011

Lower Paxton Twp. Police responded to a report of a suicidal man hanging off of the I-83 overpass on Elmerton Ave. on Saturday afternoon at about 3:10 PM. Officers shut down the northbound lanes of the interstate and attempted to talk the subject back onto the bridge. When it became apparent that the negotiations were going nowhere, officers successfully overpowered the man and dragged him up over the rail and onto the roadway saving him from serious injury or death. The man was transported via ambulance to a local hospital.

Lower Paxton Township Police Department
425 Prince St
Harrisburg, PA 17109

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 717-657-5656

Criminal Investigation Unit

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