Possible suicide attempt averted Sunday afternoon by New Albany police officers and Baptist Memorial Hospital ambulance crew

NEMiss.News BNSF tracks under Hwy 15
May 9th, 2022     Featured News General News

New Albany public safety officials were dispatched, Sunday May 8th, to a railroad overpass from which a man was threatening to jump onto the railroad tracks.

The man was on the Highway 15 overpass across the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad tracks just south of Calvary United Methodist Church.

New Albany Policy Department (NAPD) Chief Chris Robertson told NEMiss.News that New Albany police officers and an ambulance crew from Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County went to the scene where a distraught man was prepared to jump onto the tracks about 25 feet below.

They were able to persuade the man to come off of his perch over the tracks. An NAPD officer accompanied the ambulance crew to Baptist Hospital where the man could be calmed down and possibly be directed to appropriate psychiatric treatment.

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