OSHP: Man rescued threatened to jump from I-71 bridge

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WARREN COUNTY – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating an attempted suicide on Interstate 71 southbound near milepost 35.

On Wednesday, March 30 at 1:18 p.m., the Lebanon Dispatch Center received multiple calls about a possible suicidal subject on the Jeremiah-Morrow bridge. Callers advised the man walked out onto the bridge and was sitting on the edge threatening to jump, according to police.

Troopers arrived on scene and began talking with the suspect. According to the OSHP, with the man distracted, two troopers snuck up behind him and pulled him from the wall.

The man was identified as 52-year-old Dana Carroll of Lancaster, Ohio, according to the OSHP.

Carroll was arrested for inducing panic and was transported to Bethesda Arrow Springs in Lebanon for evaluation. He was subsequently incarcerated in the Warren County Jail.

Both I-71 southbound lanes were closed during the incident, which lasted approximately 11 minutes. There were no injuries to officers or to Carroll.

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