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Forum staff reports , Published July 05 2013

Fargo police talk suicidal male down from interstate overpass

FARGO – A man threatening to jump from the 25th Street South overpass above Interstate 94 forced the closing of eastbound lanes of the interstate as well as traffic on 25th Street early Friday.

Police Lt. Joel Vettel said the 40-year-old climbed atop the fence of a pedestrian walkway and talked about doing harm to himself before officers were able to talk him down and he was transported to an area hospital for an evaluation.

Vettel said the incident began about midnight and lasted for about an hour.