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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 14 December 2018

Abu Dhabi Police stop Emirati from jumping off Sheikh Zayed Bridge 

Authorities urged commuters to take an alternative route as traffic built up

Police talk an Emirati out of jumping off Sheikh Zayed Bridge on Monday. Courtesy Abu Dhabi Police
Police talk an Emirati out of jumping off Sheikh Zayed Bridge on Monday. Courtesy Abu Dhabi Police

Abu Dhabi Police stopped an Emirati from taking his life by jumping off Sheikh Zayed Bridge on Monday.

The 22-year-old man was standing on the edge of the 64 metre high bridge during rush hour when police were called.

Police closed the bridge, and authorities urged commuters to take an alternative route while they attended to the incident.

Sheikh Zayed Bridge outbound was closed on Monday morning as police dealt with the incident. Google Maps
Sheikh Zayed Bridge outbound was closed on Monday morning as police dealt with the incident. Google Maps

The man was taken to a police station, where initial investigations showed that he was in an "unstable condition which made him climb up the bridge".

They did not disclose what prompted the man to consider killing himself.

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