Officers Use Rope to Save Woman Who Threatened to Jump from Bridge
SHADY HILLS (PASCO) – A Pasco County Sheriff’s Deputy and a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper helped save a woman’s life this morning, after she threatened to jump onto the Suncoast Parkway from the Bowman Road Bridge.
Sources say the incident began around 7:30 a.m. and that the Bowman Road Bridge, and northbound lanes of the Suncoast Parkway were shut down while officers negotiated with the desperate woman.
One witness tells RNRF that the woman was hanging from a chain link fence on the south side of the bridge, directly over the northbound lanes.According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a rope was used to tie the woman in place until Fire Rescue could arrive and safely remove the woman from the bridge.
The woman was taken into protective custody and transported from the scene.
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