Michigan State Police used a collection of tractor-trailers trucks to prevent a man from jumping off of a freeway overpass early Tuesday. (Photo: Fox2 Detroit Screen Shot)

Michigan State Police used a collection of tractor-trailers trucks to prevent a man from jumping off of a freeway overpass early Tuesday. (Photo: Fox2 Detroit Screen Shot)

The Michigan State Police organized a unique way to help a man who was threatening suicide on a highway overpass: they pulled together multiple semi-truck drivers to help shorten the fall.

The first call came in a little before 1 a.m. on Tuesday as the unnamed man was on the bridge over the highway. The eastbound lanes were closed as MSP started organizing semi-truck passing through.

A few minutes later, the westbound lanes were also closed as more semis showed up to cross the highway. All told, 13 semi trucks were parked under the overpass to shorten the distance he would fall, if he were to have jumped.

The man did not jump and the situation ended as the man walked off the bridge. He was taken by Huntington Woods Police to Beaumont hospital for evaluation, Fox2 Detroit reports.

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