VSP rescue person threatening to jump from I-95 bridge

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — An incident on I-95 South near the James River Bridge shut down the interstate for several hours Sunday night.

At approximately 4:38 p.m., Virginia State Police responded to an incident on the James River Bridge where a person was threatening suicide. 

VSP worked to negotiate and after nearly four hours was able to end the incident peacefully and the person is safe.

The person has been detained without further incident, police said.

Multiple agencies assisted at the scene of the incident including, Richmond P.D., Richmond Fire/EMS, Henrico P.D., and VDOT.

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