Man rescued after threatening to jump from Abu Dhabi bridge

 

ABU DHABI – An Emirati man was rescued after he attempted to commit suicide by jumping off the Sheikh Zayed Bridge in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

The bridge was closed on Monday morning as officers from the Abu Dhabi police reached out to the 22-year-old Emirati.

 

Police officers were seen using a ladder from a firetruck to reach the man, who appeared to have climbed up the arch.

 

A man who attempted to jump of Sheikh Zayed Bridge on November 13, 2017 has been rescued. ABU DHABI POLICE

Officers eventually managed to talk the man out of his plan and rescue him.

Abu Dhabi Police said that preliminary investigation showed that the man was mentally unstable, which made him climb the bridge. He has been taken to the nearest police station.

Police reopened the bridge shortly after the man was rescued. DAJ/Expat Media

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