Public Safety Blotter Articles

Police Rescue Possible Jumper

Date: June 18, 2020
Incident Type: Possible Jumper
Location: Clemente Bridge

Pittsburgh Police responded to a report of a distraught male sitting on the outer railing of the Clemente Bridge on June 18 around 8:30 a.m.

Zone 1 officers and two plainclothes detectives found the male with his legs over the railing facing upriver. He was speaking to a Good Samaritan who saw him sitting on the rail and stopped to talk with him.

The detectives cautiously moved toward the male. When they were close enough, they grabbed the man from behind and pulled him safely onto the pedestrian platform of the bridge.

The male told officers he intended to hurt himself by jumping onto the 10th Street bypass. Officers seat-belted the male in a police vehicle and drove him to Western Psych where he will receive the help he needs.

Public Safety commends the Police officers and the Good Samaritan for helping save a life.

Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri