Posted: Oct 3, 2013 6:55 AM by Associated Press
KANSAS CITY (AP) -- A Kansas City police sergeant is being praised for stopping a suicidal man from jumping off a highway overpass last week.
The Kansas City Star reports Sgt. Steven Griswold caught the man by the legs as he tried to leap from an interstate bridge on Sept. 28.
Video from Griswold's dash-mounted camera shows the man trying to dive over the wall at 1:23 a.m. before the officer pulls him back to safety.
Police say the man could have fallen about 60 feet if Griswold hadn't saved him.
The incident started after police received calls of a car that had broken down on the highway. Another caller said the man had called her and was suicidal.
The man was taken to a hospital for mental health treatment.