LAVERKIN – The Washington County Sheriff’s Department, LaVerkin Police Department and Hurricane Police Department responded to a report of a man threatening to jump off a bridge late Sunday night.
The man had climbed a fence on top of the bridge, located on state Route 9 near the border of LaVerkin and Hurricane, and was threatening to jump. Officers from the three agencies arrived at 11:30 p.m. and attempted to talk him down with the assistance of several family members.
Shortly after midnight, the man voluntarily climbed down from the bridge. He was taken into custody by the Sheriff’s Department and transported to Intermountain Healthcare Southwest Region at Dixie Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Det. Nate Abbott, public information officer for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, said that the individual was arrested as a matter of his own safety. No charges will be filed.
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