Man falls from bridge into St. Marys River, taken away by police

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A man dropped from the Ewing Street Bridge into the St. Marys River midday Friday.

Just before noon Friday, police were called on a report of fight between two people. Officers arrived and eventually released both subjects. After that, though, the man ran to the Ewing Street Bridge, climbed over the rail and threatened to jump, police said.

Tactical officers and negotiators were called to the area, and began to talk to the man.

The man then began hanging to the side, but he eventually began to slip, police said.

At that point, officers along the bank of the river encouraged the man to drop into the water below. The man fell 8 feet into the water, and he was recovered on the north bank of the river.

He was taken away by Fort Wayne Police for an evaluation. He was not identified and it’s not clear what charges he may face, if any.

Ewing Street headed south and Wells Street headed north were both closed to traffic during the situation. All lanes were back open by 12:30 p.m.

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