Traffic halted for an hour as man threatens to jump off M60 bridge in Whitefield (From This Is Lancashire)
Traffic halted for an hour as man threatens to jump off M60 bridge in Whitefield
12:22pm Friday 30th August 2013 in News
FIRE, police and ambulance crews were called to an incident where a man was threatening to jump off a motorway bridge.
Fire crews from Whitefield received a call at 9.30pm on Wednesday and attended the scene at Junction 17 on the M60.
Police negotiators were also on the scene and attempted to talk the man down.
Paramedics were at the scened.
The man, thought to be aged about 40 jumped the short distance to a nearby grassy area and did not suffer any significant injuries but was taken by paramedics to Salford Royal Hospital.
During the incident traffic was stopped in both directions on the M60 for about an hour.
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