• Officials: Suicidal man on I-4 had been in behavioral center


    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Interstate 4 westbound was closed for over an hour while law enforcement officials said they worked to talk a suicidal man away from the edge of an overpass Monday afternoon.

    The man threatened to jump from the I-4 overpass at Kennedy Boulevard, authorities said.

    The man had been spotted by an Orange County Sheriff's Office deputy as he was driving by.

    Several police agencies responded to close the lanes of the interstate, and try to talk the man to safety.

    At about 4:15 p.m., the man stepped away from the ledge and walked to a waiting police car, after speaking for several minute with an officer.

    The man was recently released from a  behavioral center, but officials have not said which one.

    He was taken back to that facility.


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