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Police Officer Pulls Suicidal Man to Safety Atop 110 Overpass

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After getting a call from a suicidal man on the 110's 5th Street overpass, police officers arrived at the scene and were able to pull the would-be jumper to safety.

The man, whose name hasn't been released, was straddling the railing over the freeway at about 12:30 this morning. According to City News Service, officer Dana Grant was able to "establish a rapport" with the man, and when he asked her to shake his hand -- the reason for the request isn't clear -- she yanked him back over the railing and to safety.

Grant suffered a few cuts and scrapes after the man tried to run and officers pig-piled on top of both of them, leaving her at the bottom. She wasn't seriously injured, though, and the man was taken in for a mental health evaluation.