MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - West Virginia State Police were able to pull a man from the edge of the Dry Run Road bridge over Interstate 81 after he threatened to jump from it Sunday morning.
One lane of Interstate 81 was shut down and the bridge was closed as the situation unfolded, state police said in a release.
Troopers M.A. Cole, F.H. Edwards, M.S. Armentrout, B.G. Sites and Sgt. Eric Burnett arrived at the bridge about 11:06 a.m. and learned the man had an extension cord tied around his neck and the other end of the cord tied to his van, the release said.
Police said the man was seated on the edge of the bridge and stated that he was tired of living and he wanted to jump.