Ocala police release video of officers talking suicidal man down from overpass

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Ocala police today released new video of officers persuading a suicidal man not to drop from an overpass onto I-75 during rush hour Tuesday.

Police responded to the man hanging from the outer fence of the SW 43rd Street overpass at 4:47 p.m.

As shown on the video, the man immediately threatened to jump. Investigators talked to the man and about 40 minutes later he came down voluntarily and was taken to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.

The Ocala Police Department posted the entire video on their Facebook page here:

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