Police: Fayetteville road shut down after person threatened to jump off bridge

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A person threatening to jump off a bridge in Fayetteville Friday morning resulted in police shutting down a road in the area, according to Fayetteville police.

Police responded to a report of a person experiencing a mental health crisis on a bridge in the 400 block of N. Eastern Boulevard around 9:30 a.m.

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Officers with the police department’s Crisis Negotiation Team were in communication with the person for a couple of hours, police said. Crisis negotiators, along with police, fire and EMS crews were in communication with the person until the crisis was resolved.

The person involved in the crisis agreed to get assistance and is currently safe. The individual is currently being evaluated by medical personnel, police tweeted.

N. Eastern Boulevard was closed between Grove Street and Middle Road for almost three hours.

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