Young man in suspected suicide attempt from a bridge outside Malaga capital

Young man in suspected suicide attempt from a bridge outside Malaga capital. image: jesus alcholadow

NEGOTIATORS from various police forces have been trying to prevent a young man from jumping off a motorway bridge on the outskirts of Malaga

In what looks to be a suspected suicide attempt today, Monday, August 23, by a young man on the bridge that crosses the motorway near to the Leroy Merlin store outside the capital of Malaga province, police officers from three different forces have been trying to negotiate with him not to jump from the bridge over the MA-23, in the Guadalmar area.

112 Emergencies Andalucia reported receiving the first calls at around 12.10pm, alerting them that they had seen a man sitting on the highway, on the other side of the guardrail, apparently with suicidal intentions according to witnesses.

The National Police has negotiators at the scene, along with those from the Local Police’s GOA unit, officers from the Guardia Civil, and a specialist officer from the Office Posologico of the Local Police of Malaga.
They are accompanied by firefighters from Malaga and Torremolinos, who have a special large reinforced blanket being held underneath where the young man is standing on the bridge, so that should he attempt to jump, they will catch him in the blanket, with medics from the local health services also on the scene.
The police have closed the road off to traffic until they can talk the young man – who is thought to be from Madrid – out of trying to commit suicide.
UPDATE:

At around 6.20pm, more than six hours after he got on the bridge with the threat of throwing himself off, the young man finally conceded, and has been transferred to a hospital in Malaga, while the National Police has taken over the investigation, as reported by elcasomalaga.com.

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Chris King

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