A man threatening suicide last week on I-85 temporarily caused a traffic delay while the situation was dealt with by law enforcement officials.
On Aug. 18 at approximately 2:45 p.m., a man yelling “get away from me, I’ll jump” was standing on an I-85 bridge was one leg hanging off at the overpass at Hwy. 15. The Banks County Sheriff’s Office was contacted via 911 dispatched and immediately responded.
The man had already cut his left forearm and was bleeding. He was holding broken beer bottle in his right hand.
After being talked down off the bridge, the man was restrained until a medical unit could arrive. He was transported to BJC.