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Howard Co. officers save man from jumping off Rt. 40 bridge

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Posted at 11:14 AM, Dec 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-11 14:27:37-05

COLUMBIA, Md. (WMAR) — Howard County Police say three of their officers saved a suicidal man from jumping off a bridge.

Corporal Moulton and Private First Class Myers and Reed were called Monday to Route 40 at the Baltimore and Howard County line.

When they arrived, they found a man standing on the edge of a bridge, threatening to jump.

The officers were able to secure the man to prevent him from jumping and convince him to step back from a ledge and back to safety.

Police say the man was then taken to a hospital for a medical evaluation.