STUNNING DASHCAM VIDEO: SPD officers save man from leaping onto I-5 (Graphic)

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.


SEATTLE — Quick acting police officers saved an apparently suicidal man from leaping from a downtown bridge onto Interstate 5 earlier this month, and the incident was captured on a police dashcam.

Dashcam video released by the Seattle Police Department Thursday shows an allegedly distraught man standing on the Pike Street overpass of I-5. A group of three officers approach the man, who appears to talk briefly with police before lunging for the rail and attempting to jump.

Quick acting officers grabbed the man by the waist and pulled him back to safety, the video shows.

Officers are not trained to do this, SPD’s YouTube post said, because of the inherit risk of becoming injured themselves.

Police said the man, who is unidentified, was referred to a local hospital for assessment.

Individuals have previously jumped off the bridge on Pike Street.

Watch the video below. WARNING: It may be considered graphic.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.